SpringerBriefs in Ethics

Motivations for Humanitarian intervention

Theoretical and Empirical Considerations

Authors: Krieg, Andreas

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This Brief sheds light on the motivation of humanitarian intervention from a theoretical and empirical point of view. An in-depth analysis of the theoretical arguments surrounding the issue of a legitimate motivation for humanitarian intervention demonstrate to what extent either altruism or national/self-interests are considered a righteous stimulus. The question about what constitutes a just intervention has been at the core of debates in Just War Theory for centuries. In particular in regards to humanitarian intervention it is oftentimes difficult to define the criteria for a righteous intervention. More than in conventional military interventions, the motivation and intention behind humanitarian intervention is a crucial factor.   Whether the humanitarian intervention cases of the post-Cold War era were driven by altruistic or by self-interested considerations is a question is covered within and enables a comprehensive and holistic evaluation of the question of what motivates Western democracies to intervene or to abstain from intervention in humanitarian crises. ​

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • The Legal and Moral Legitimacy of Intervention

    Krieg, Andreas

    Pages 3-35

  • National Interests and Altruism in Humanitarian Intervention

    Krieg, Andreas

    Pages 37-58

  • The Motivation for Humanitarian Intervention

    Krieg, Andreas

    Pages 61-121

  • Quantitative Analysis

    Krieg, Andreas

    Pages 123-132

  • Conclusion

    Krieg, Andreas

    Pages 133-136

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eBook $34.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.95
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-5373-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Motivations for Humanitarian intervention
Book Subtitle
Theoretical and Empirical Considerations
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Ethics
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5374-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5374-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-5373-0
Series ISSN
2211-8101
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 136
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations
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