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Political Rationale and International Consequences of the War in Libya

Dag Henriksen and Ann Karin Larssen


This book focuses on the international intervention in Libya in 2011. (1) What was the political rationale for the various actors to proceed as they did in the lead-up and conduct of the military intervention in Libya? (2) What are the consequences of the United Nations (UN)-authorized military intervention in Libya? Responsibility to Protect (R2P) was an important legitimizing factor of the intervention but not an adequate precondition. While the humanitarian situation triggered the intervention, in reality a variety of national interests governed the approach by the various international act ... More

Keywords: Libya, NATO, Operation Unified Protector (OUP), Arab Spring, intervention, R2P, war of choice, Security Council

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198767480
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767480.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dag Henriksen, editor
Professor of Modern History/Military Studies and Head of the Airpower Department, The Royal Norwegian Air Force Academy

Ann Karin Larssen, editor
Assistant Professor, The Royal Norwegian Air Force Academy

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