The People vs the State: reflections on UN authority, US power and the responsibility to protect [Book review]

Gehrmann, Richard (2014) The People vs the State: reflections on UN authority, US power and the responsibility to protect [Book review]. Progress in Development Studies, 14 (1). pp. 106-108. ISSN 1464-9934


This provides a survey of the writings of former UN diplomat Ramesh Thakur, who has been a key thinker in international development and who has made a major contribution to the 'Responsibility to Protect' doctrine. This construct focuses mitigation of international threats and on action that can occur prior to a crisis, and on persuasive and capacity building measures, including military intervention and coercion. These take place only if specific criteria are met and other options are exhausted. Thakur's writing shows the evolution of his ideas in response to a series of international relations crises.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Arts and Communication
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2015 00:17
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2017 05:16
Uncontrolled Keywords: responsibility to protect doctrine; United Nations; international relations
Fields of Research : 21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210399 Historical Studies not elsewhere classified
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2005 Literary Studies > 200526 Stylistics and Textual Analysis
16 Studies in Human Society > 1606 Political Science > 160607 International Relations
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9403 International Relations > 940303 International Organisations
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1177/1464993413504367

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