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[Following the military humanitarian intervention in Kosovo in March 1999, a new ‘moral [international] imagination’1 was born. It promised a better world in which human rights would be respected, encouraged and exercised. Indeed, no one better than the solidarists used the concept of...
[The purpose of this chapter, divided into two parts, is to explore the possibility of putting in place alternative theoretical foundations which will assist the process of pushing beyond the theoretically confined solidarist theorising on humanitarian intervention. This confined theorising...
[In light of the findings reached through reconceptualising security in terms of Ken Booth’s Theory of World Security, my purpose in the current chapter is two-fold. My main aim is to explain why solidarist theorising on humanitarian intervention is problem-solving in character; the second...
[The purpose of Chapter 3 is to trace back the effects of international society’s economic activities in the former Yugoslavia prior to the 1998–9 Kosovo crisis. In particular I analyse the role played by IFIs such as the IMF and the World Bank, as well as EU in their project of integrating the...
[In the previous chapter it was shown that the 1998–9 SHE in Kosovo had been significantly contextualised by the mismanagement of economic policies on the part of the neo-liberal international economic order and by the philosophical pre-assumptions upon which these policies are erected. This...
[My primary observations about the solidarist approach to humanitarian intervention were directed at its method of theorising. I considered this approach to be limited, in the sense that it focuses primarily on the process of deciding whether or not to intervene in situations of SHE. I argued...
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