Leading from the front: America, Libya and the localisation of R2P

Vaughn, Jocelyn and Dunne, Tim (2015) Leading from the front: America, Libya and the localisation of R2P. Cooperation and Conflict, 50 1: 29-49. doi:10.1177/0010836714532916


Author Vaughn, Jocelyn
Dunne, Tim
Title Leading from the front: America, Libya and the localisation of R2P
Journal name Cooperation and Conflict   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1460-3691
0010-8367
Publication date 2015-03-14
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0010836714532916
Volume 50
Issue 1
Start page 29
End page 49
Total pages 21
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract The United States has historically been inconsistent and ambivalent about the responsibility to protect. Part 1 of the article sets out a theoretical framework for understanding how the United States aligns itself with the responsibility to protect; it does so by initially using the idea of norm localisation, which reveals important convergences and tensions between the international norm and the localised variant that we call ‘genocide and mass atrocity prevention/protection’. Part 2 looks at the impact of this norm innovation in relation to the position that the United States government adopted on Libya – suggesting that it played a critical leadership role in the crisis and in doing so took risks with its international reputation while knowing that there was little prospect that this action would be warmly greeted by Congress or domestic public opinion.
Keyword Leadership
Libya
Localisation
R2P
United States
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online ahead of print 2 June 2014

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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