Distributing duties and counting costs

Dunne, Tim (2013) Distributing duties and counting costs. Global Responsibility to Protect, 5 4: 443-465. doi:10.1163/1875984X-00504005

Author Dunne, Tim
Title Distributing duties and counting costs
Journal name Global Responsibility to Protect   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1875-9858
Publication date 2013
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1163/1875984X-00504005
Volume 5
Issue 4
Start page 443
End page 465
Total pages 23
Place of publication Leiden, Netherlands
Publisher Martinus Nijhoff
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Abstract Building on arguments advanced in a new book on the idea of ‘special responsibilities’ in world politics, this article brings to the foreground what is often in the background of R2P debates. Specifically, it explores how far a special responsibilities frame can bridge the gap between the ‘permissive’ character of the R2P regime and the cosmopolitan desire to see decisive humanitarian rescue as an obligation. Special responsibilities also provides an opening to consider the other side of the register, namely, how the burdens and costs of intervention should be distributed. To date, it is realists who have raised such questions; I argue that, constructivists need to address them too. With better burden-sharing arrangements related to special responsibilities, great powers will be more inclined to accept the further movement of R2P in the direction of an obligatory regime.
Keyword Special responsibilities
IR theory
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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