Atlantisch Perspectief 2015 No. 2

This issue contains two articles in English

 

Section: What reasons for humanitarian interventions?

 

•  'Never again' or 'Yet again'? When do US presidents deploy the military

    for humanitarian reasons?

•  Humanitarian intervention and hegemonic power. A Gramscian perspective

 

 

 

 

 

Section: what reasons for humanitarian interventions?

 

'Never again' or 'Yet again'? When do US presidents deploy the military for humanitarian reasons?

What role do domestic political factors play in US decisions on humanitarian intervention? Roberta Haar (Maastricht University) analyses this question. Leaders could refrain from intervening, legitimate an intervention, or, if these tactics fail, insulate the intervention from domestic political pressures. The Libya intervention in 2011 serves as a case study.

 

Humanitarian intervention and hegemonic power. A Gramscian perspective

Exactly how neutral and ‘universal’ are human rights when they are grounds for military intervention? Rob van Leeuwen employs a ‘Gramscian perspective’ to show the underlying dimensions of power and hegemony. The 1999 Kosovo intervention provides a case study.

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