When is intervention likely?

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As I am writing this chapter NATO’s full airpower is exercised against the sovereign country of Yugoslavia. The reason given for this violation of Yugoslavia’s national sovereignty is the concern and responsibility that is felt for the fate of Kosovar Albanians. The reader of this chapter will, in all likelihood, already know whether this intervention has been instrumental in furthering a more harmonious social life in Yugoslavia. Yet, regardless of the wisdom in this action it serves as a concrete reminder of the dilemma on which this chapter, and the volume as a whole, focuses: Are nations justified in violating sovereignty by intervening in other nations’ affairs in the name of responsibility for persecuted minorities?

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Intervention
Subtitle of host publicationSovereignty versus Responsibility
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781135312626
ISBN (Print)0714681946, 9781315040035
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014


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