Graduate studies at Western
Journal of Military Ethics 7 (2):102-115 (2008)
|Abstract||Both radical rebellion and humanitarian intervention aim to defend citizens against tyranny and human rights abuses at the hands of their government. The only difference is that rebellion is waged by the oppressed subjects themselves, while humanitarian intervention is carried out by foreigners on their behalf. In this paper, it is argued that the prudential constraints on war (last resort, probability of success, and proportionality) impose tighter restrictions on, or demand more of, humanitarian interveners than they do of rebels. Specifically, I argue that rebels enjoy exemptions from the success principle that do not apply to humanitarians, and that rebels are not constrained by the foreseen mediated consequences of their actions ? consequences that are interceded by the agency of other parties. The same cannot be said for intervening states. If this is right, then it is possible for a humanitarian intervention to fall short of the prudential conditions of legitimate war despite being expected to accomplish no less, and to cost no more, than a rebellion which is rightly judged to satisfy these conditions|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Ned Dobos (2009). From Revolution to Regime Change. International Journal of Applied Philosophy 23 (2):199-211.
Ned Dobos (2010). On Altruistic War and National Responsibility: Justifying Humanitarian Intervention to Soldiers and Taxpayers. [REVIEW] Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 13 (1):19 - 31.
Ned Dobos (2010). A State to Call Their Own: Insurrection, Intervention, and the Communal Integrity Thesis. Journal of Applied Philosophy 27 (1):26-38.
Steven P. Lee (2010). Humanitarian Intervention - Eight Theories. Diametros 23:22-43.
Richard B. Miller (2000). Humanitarian Intervention, Altruism, and the Limits of Casuistry. Journal of Religious Ethics 28 (1):3 - 35.
Martin L. Cook (2000). "Immaculate War": Constraints on Humanitarian Intervention. Ethics and International Affairs 14 (1):55–65.
Jennifer Szende (2012). Selective Humanitarian Intervention: Moral Reason and Collective Agents. Journal of Global Ethics 8 (1):63-76.
Eric A. Heinze (2005). Commonsense Morality and the Consequentialist Ethics of Humanitarian Intervention. Journal of Military Ethics 4 (3):168-182.
Alex J. Bellamy (2004). Motives, Outcomes, Intent and the Legitimacy of Humanitarian Intervention. Journal of Military Ethics 3 (3):216-232.
Ned Dobos (2010). Is U.N. Security Council Authorisation for Armed Humanitarian Intervention Morally Necessary? Philosophia 38 (3):499-515.
Gregory Reichberg (2002). Just War or Perpetual Peace? Journal of Military Ethics 1 (1):16-35.
Jeff McMahan (2009). Humanitarian Intervention, Consent, and Proportionality. In N. Ann Davis, Richard Keshen & Jeff McMahan (eds.), Ethics and Humanity: Themes From the Philosophy of Jonathan Glover. Oxford University Press.
Harry van der Linden (2006). The Left and Humanitarian Intervention as Solidarity. Radical Philosophy Today 3:111-127.
Patience Coster (2013). The Ethics of War. Rosen Central.
Added to index2010-09-14
Total downloads13 ( #95,562 of 726,777 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #61,087 of 726,777 )
How can I increase my downloads?