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Reviewing the Responsibility to Protect: origins, implementation and controversies

Crossley, N; (2019) Reviewing the Responsibility to Protect: origins, implementation and controversies. [Review]. International Affairs , 95 (4) pp. 932-933. 10.1093/ia/iiz129. Green open access

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Abstract

Ramesh Thakur is a distinguished scholar and an experienced practitioner. Reviewing the Responsibility to Protect, a collection of Thakur's key essays on R2P, with a new introduction and conclusion, draws on his academic expertise in the field of global governance and international security, and constitutes an insider's account of advocacy for norms associated with the nascent human protection regime. In describing the origins and implementation of R2P and the controversies surrounding it, Thakur provides a compelling defence of the principle. He makes a strong case for its increasing significance, notwithstanding that much work still lies ahead in promoting its implementation. The book is an excellent introduction to the Responsibility to Protect for all those unacquainted with the subject-matter; but it is also immensely valuable for those familiar with the field, providing an insider's account of the early days of the conceptualization of the principle and a detailed history of almost two decades of sustained advocacy. The book blends sophisticated scholarly analysis with the wisdom derived from practice. It is highly recommended reading.

Type: Article
Title: Reviewing the Responsibility to Protect: origins, implementation and controversies
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1093/ia/iiz129
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1093/ia/iiz129
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Political Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10077478
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