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dc.contributor.advisor Grant, Ruth W en_US
dc.contributor.author Troester, Nicholas en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-10T20:18:27Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-10T20:18:27Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/2466
dc.description Dissertation en_US
dc.description.abstract <p>The dissertation takes up the subject of humanitarian intervention in contemporary international law. It identifies a problem, The Dilemma of Humanitarian Intervention, which underlies almost all contemporary theorizing about the subject. In an attempt to find a more palatable means to address the problem of the violation of human rights, the dissertation turns to the work of Hugo Grotius. Through an analysis of international law and its theoretical and philosophical bases, a thorough critique of the state of contemporary international law is made. Using a close-text reading of Grotius, alternative theories are established concerning human rights and humanitarian intervention. The dissertation finds that when the concept of human rights is attached to other normative concepts like moderation or faith, the pressure to resolve all questions of justice in terms of rights can be lessened. Further, if contemporary theorists recognize that the opposition of sovereignty and intervention is a structural and institutional feature of international law, and not a necessary feature of the concept of sovereignty itself, the Dilemma may be overcome by not forcing policymakers to choose either a defense of sovereignty or a defense of human rights.</p> en_US
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dc.subject Political Science, General en_US
dc.subject Political Science, International Law and Relations en_US
dc.subject Philosophy en_US
dc.subject Hugo Grotius en_US
dc.subject Human Rights en_US
dc.subject Humanitarian Intervention en_US
dc.title Rethinking International Law: Hugo Grotius, Human Rights and Humanitarian Intervention en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.department Political Science en_US

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