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Public Opinion And International Intervention

Author : Richard Sobel
ISBN : 9781597974929
Genre : History
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The editors and authors use a diverse selection of cases that explore the extent to which leaders and people in democracies able to participate in the Iraq War coalition did so by choice. The chapters are based on the premise that democracies are more responsive to public opinion and that the wealthier democracies would be more capable, though not necessarily more willing, to involve themselves in the Iraq War. The editors have assembled contributions that build on the successful model of International Public Opinion and the Bosnia Crisis. In this volume on Iraq, leading scholars debate the role of public opinion in particular nations' decisions on whether to participate in a central international conflict. This makes Public Opinion & International Intervention an essential text for foreign and public policy explorations and courses. Richard Sobel has taught and researched at Princeton, Smith., Harvard, Northwestern University, and the University of Connecticut. Peter Furia is a lecturer in politics at the University of Virginia. He has published several articles on public opinion and international affairs. Bethany Barratt is an associate professor of political science at Roosevelt University and director of the Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project.

International Intervention

Author : Michael Keren
ISBN : 0714681946
Genre : History
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This study looks at the problems created by international intervention, and the sovereignty versus responsibility dilemma, which lies at the core of the emerging international order.

The Influence Of Public Opinion On Post Cold War U S Military Interventions

Author : Helene Dieck
ISBN : 9781137519238
Genre : Political Science
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Based on interviews with political decision-makers involved in post-Cold War case studies, this research reassesses the prevalent conclusion in the academic literature, according to which American public opinion has limited influence on military interventions, by including the level of commitment in the study of the decision-making process.

International Public Opinion And The Bosnia Crisis

Author : Richard Sobel
ISBN : 9780739156575
Genre : Political Science
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International Public Opinion and the Bosnia Crisis examines—through U.S., Canadian, and European case studies—how public reaction impacted democratic governments' response to the ethnic and religious conflict in Bosnia, 1991-1997.

Kosovo Intervention And Statebuilding

Author : Aidan Hehir
ISBN : 9781135169213
Genre : History
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This book examines international engagement with Kosovo since NATO’s intervention in 1999, and looks at the three distinct phases of Kosovo’s development; intervention, statebuilding and independence.

The Influence Of American Public Opinion On Us Military Interventions After The Cold War

Author : Hélène Dieck
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Recent qualitative studies of the relationship between public opinion and U.S. foreign policy put decisions into the following two categories: the President tends to lead or to follow public opinion; public opinion influences decision-making, constrains the decision, or has no impact. These studies typically research the initial decision to intervene, but fail to examine the subsequent decisions to sustain and win a war: financial and human means, conduct, objectives, duration, and communication. I argue that these elements of a winning strategy are impacted by concerns with public support at home. The impact of public opinion on the decision whether to use force is better understood when analyzing the compromise between the perception of anticipated public opinion and the necessities of a military campaign. Public opinion impacts the strategy, the timing, and length of an intervention, and inversely, those elements impact the anticipated public opinion and ultimately the decision to use force or choose a different course of action. The president can expect to influence public opinion and raise the acceptability of an intervention through various means. As a consequence, there is a back-and-forth process between anticipated public support for a given intervention and the consideration of the use of force. Contrary to the current literature, which tends to conclude that the president enjoys a substantial margin for maneuver, an analysis of post Cold War cases of interventions, limited interventions, and military escalations shows that anticipated public opinion limited the president's margin for maneuver and influenced not only the decision to intervene but also the military strategy and in the end, the result of the intervention. These findings contradict the realist paradigm for which only the structure of the international system matters and domestic politics are irrelevant in the study of international relations.

Moral Constraints On War

Author : Bruno Coppieters
ISBN : 0739104373
Genre : Philosophy
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Moral Constraints on War offers a principle-by-principle presentation of the transcultural roots of the ethics of war in an age defined by the increasingly international nature of military intervention. Parts one and two trace the evolution of Just War theory, analyzing the principles of jus ad bellum and jus in bello: the principles that determine under what conditions a war may be started and then conducted. Each chapter provides the historical background of the principle under discussion, an explanation of the principle, and numerous historical examples of its application. In Part three, case studies apply the theories discussed to the Gulf War, the 1994 Russian intervention in Chechnya, NATO's humanitarian mission in Kosovo, and the U.S. military's actions in Afghanistan in the wake of the World Trade Center attacks. Bringing together an international coterie of philosophers and political scientists this accessible and practical guide offers students of military ethics, international law, and social conflict rich, up-to-the-minute insight into the pluralistic character of Just War Theory.

Foreign Armed Intervention In Internal Conflict

Author : Antonio Tanca
ISBN : 0792324269
Genre : Law
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Constructive Interventions

Author : Lars Kirchhoff
ISBN : 9789041126856
Genre : Law
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In the contemporary discipline of conflict resolution, adjudication and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) are often seen as antagonistic trends. This important book contends that, on the contrary, it is the bringing together of these trends that holds the most promise for an effective system of international justice. With great insight and passion, built firmly on a vast knowledge of the field, Lars Kirchhoff exposes the contemporary structural barriers to effective conflict resolution, defining where adjudication ends and ADR--and particularly the recent development of mediated third party intervention from an 'art' to a veritable 'science'--must come into play. The work starts by defining the challenges, potentials and shortcomings of different approaches to conflict resolution in an interdependent world--where the multiplicity of actors, topics and interests involved even in seemingly bilateral conflict situations is clearly manifest--and goes on to define useful models and connect the various elements relevant for the resolution of conflicts in a transparent way. In the course of its investigation the book accomplishes the following: * illustrates the various departure points and perspectives scholars of conflict resolution have taken as the basis for their work; discusses who should become involved in conflicts as a third party and by which techniques this should occur; systematically conveys the nature and consequences of intervention through mediation, focusing on the method's critical challenges; and clarifies the particular model of international mediation under development through UN initiatives. In approaching these intertwined topics, the author draws concrete conclusions for the realms of international law and related disciplines as well as for the organizational context of the United Nations. He explores such diverse scenarios as conflicts between States, conflicts involving international organizations, and--in accordance with the changing parameters of international law--even conflicts involving individuals, clarifying which constellations can be tackled by international mediation and which conflicts should be dealt with by other forms of diplomacy or adjudication. It is the conviction of many intermediaries and scholars that the considerable potential inherent in resolving conflicts peacefully is rarely put into practice. Although some of the reasons for this phenomenon are beyond the influence of scholarly debate, in many instances the reasons for failure of peaceful resolution processes are more structural or systemic in nature. It is the great virtue of this book that it establishes enough clarity in an unclear and complex field to make concrete and workable recommendations in these instances, and for that reason it will be of immeasurable value and benefit to all scholars, policymakers, and activists dedicated to the pursuit of peace.

The Responsibility To Protect In Darfur

Author : Abdel Salam Sidahmed
ISBN : 9780739138083
Genre : Political Science
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The Responsibility to Protect in Darfur traces the development of international intervention in domestic conflict, culminating in the concept of 'Responsibility to Protect' in 2001. The authors explain the background and complexity of the crisis besetting Darfur, and document U.S. media coverage of the crisis in terms of framing that would mobilize public opinion behind international intervention.

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