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Civilian Protection in the Twenty-First Century: Governance and Responsibility in a Fragmented World

Cecilia Jacob and Alistair D.B. Cook


There has been a significant consolidation of international norms to advance human protection objectives in current global politics. Yet, while civilian protection is at the heart of international humanitarian law and the United Nations global security agenda, armed conflicts today are increasingly fragmented. The current global security environment creates significant ethical and political complexities for the actors operating in this field to protect civilians. This volume interrogates the diversity of practices and the politics of civilian protection at the individual and community as well ... More

Keywords: Civilian protection, Responsibility to Protect, armed violence, ethics of humanitarianism, international diplomacy, political agency

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199467501
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199467501.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cecilia Jacob, editor
Research Fellow, Department of International Relations, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, Australian National University, Canberra.

Alistair D.B. Cook, editor
Research Fellow, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

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Cecilia Jacob and Alistair D. B. Cook

I Contesting Concepts

1 The New Politics of Protection?

Alex J. Bellamy and Paul D. Williams

3 The Rwanda Paradigm

Susan Harris Rimmer

II Asia

III Africa

7 Libya and the State of Intervention

Tim Dunne and Jess Gifkins

8 Protection First, Justice Later?

Raymond Kwun Sun Lau


Cecilia Jacob