Communicative action and the responsibility to protect: the case of Libya

Dunne, Tim and Gelber, Katharine (2013). Communicative action and the responsibility to protect: the case of Libya, The Future of Responsibility to Protect, Globalisation and Governance Research Network, and Australian Human Rights Centre, University of New South Wales.

Author Dunne, Tim
Gelber, Katharine
Title Communicative action and the responsibility to protect: the case of Libya
School, Department or Centre Globalisation and Governance Research Network, and Australian Human Rights Centre
Institution University of New South Wales
Seminar Series The Future of Responsibility to Protect
Publication date 2013-02-19
Location Kensington, NSW, Australia
Language eng
Abstract/Summary This paper examines international debate between actors in the UN Security Council and key regional bodies before, during and after the NATO-led intervention in Libya in March 2011, from the perspective of Habermas’ communicative action. It makes a contribution to three inter-linked debates about moral argumentation in world politics in relation to the responsibility to protect norm: how and why a consensus was established on military action; how and why this was punctuated so soon after the bombing began; and lastly, what this tells us about the possibilities and limits of communicative action in relation to forging an agreement on coercive intervention.
Keyword Responsibility to protect (R2P)
Discourse analysis
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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