The humanisation of security? Towards an International Human Protection Regime

Bellamy, Alex J. (2016) The humanisation of security? Towards an International Human Protection Regime. European Journal of International Security, 1 1: 112-133. doi:10.1017/eis.2015.5

Author Bellamy, Alex J.
Title The humanisation of security? Towards an International Human Protection Regime
Journal name European Journal of International Security
ISSN 2057-5637
Publication date 2016-02
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/eis.2015.5
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 1
Issue 1
Start page 112
End page 133
Total pages 22
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract Over the past few decades, genocidal killing and other mass atrocities have become less frequent and less lethal. At the same time, collective international responses have become more common and more comprehensive. What explains these two phenomena, and are they connected? This article suggests that the evidence of declining mass violence and growing international activism is not only compelling but that the two phenomena are connected by the emergence of a new international human protection regime. The article proceeds in three parts. The first examines the evidence for thinking that the world is experiencing both a decline in mass violence and an increase in international activism in response to such violence. The second outlines the emergence, scope, and limits of the human protection regime. The third considers whether the regime itself is associated with the changing practices of third parties to mass violence. The fourth part contrasts this explanation with potential alternatives.
Keyword Mass violence
Armed conflict
Human security
International regimes
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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