The Use of Force in Humanitarian Intervention: Morality And Practicalities

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Humanitarian intervention is a many layered and complex concept. While moral society has an obligation to stop deliberate and persistent serious human rights abuse, the direct use of force remains a contentious option alongside other strategies employed by the international community. This study analyses the various ethical positions, particularly consequentialism, welfare-utilitarianism and just-war theory to unravel this intricate topic. Uniquely this book goes beyond previous philosophical or ethical treatments of the subject, to provide a more rounded and practical reflection on the lessons learnt from the revival of humanitarian intervention as a tool of conflict resolution.

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Dr John Janzekovic is lecturer in international relations and Australian politics at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) in Queensland, Australia, and lecturer in Australian and Asia Pacific politics at Vaxjo University in Sweden. John has 22 years military experience and prior to entering academia he was Officer-in-Charge and Head of School at the Royal Australian Airforce (RAAF) B707 and C-130 Hercules School at RAAF Richmond, Australia and the F-111 Strategic Strike and Reconnaissance Aircraft School at RAAF Amberley, Australia. John's specialist research areas include international and humanitarian law, interventionist politics, peace and conflict studies, military ethics, and terrorism. He is an invited speaker on humanitarian intervention and terrorism at the Australasian Political Studies Association conferences. John is editor for the theme 'Humanitarian Intervention' in the academic journal Social Alternatives and he is on the editorial board for the Australasian Journal of Human Security.

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