PSCI 0258

Pols Intl Humanitarian Action

The Politics of International Humanitarian Action
Humanitarian intervention has emerged as a new moral imperative that challenges traditional concepts and practices in international relations. In this course we will consider how a range of actors--international organizations, states, NGOs--understand the concept of humanitarian intervention and engage (or not) in humanitarian actions. We will examine a variety of policy choices, including aid and military intervention, through case studies, including Somalia, Kosovo, and Rwanda. The goal of the course is to enable students to assess critically the benefits and challenges of a humanitarian approach to global politics. 3 hrs. lect./disc. (International Relations and Foreign Policy)/
Political Science
Political Science
Social Sciences
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Sections in Fall 2008

Fall 2008

PSCI0258A-F08 Lecture (Stroup)
PSCI0258X-F08 Discussion (Stroup)
PSCI0258Y-F08 Discussion (Stroup)
PSCI0258Z-F08 Discussion (Stroup)