The politics of humanitarian intervention: a critical analogy of the British response to end the slave trade and the civil war in Sierra Leone

Journal of Global Ethics 6 (3):273-285 (2011)
Abstract
A leading scholar of humanitarian intervention, Brown (2002) refers to British internal politics to satisfy the influential church and other non-conformist libertarian community leaders, and above all ?undermining Britain's competitors, such as Spain and Portugal, who were still reliant on slave labour to power their economies, as the principal motivation for calls to end the slave trade than any genuine humanitarian concerns of racial equality or global justice?. Drawing on an empirical exploration, this article seeks to draw a parallel between this politics of humanitarian intervention which characterised the abolition movement, albeit rarely recognised in the academic literature, and the British intervention to end the almost 11 year civil war in Sierra Leone. The article concludes with a discussion on the implications of this politics of humanitarian intervention in the reconstruction of post-conflict Sierra Leone
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J. Bryan Hehir (1995). Intervention: From Theories to Cases. Ethics and International Affairs 9 (1):1–13.
Terry Nardin (2002). The Moral Basis of Humanitarian Intervention. Ethics and International Affairs 16 (1):57–70.
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