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Domestic Factors for Outside Military Intervention Within the R2P Doctrine. A Comparative Analysis: Libya and Syria
Domestic Factors for Outside Military Intervention Within the R2P Doctrine. A Comparative Analysis: Libya and Syria

Author(s): Roxana Hîncu
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Editura Universităţii »Alexandru Ioan Cuza« din Iaşi
Keywords: responsibility to protect; military intervention; discourse analysis; humanitarian crisis

Summary/Abstract: Despite violent protest crackdowns in Libya and Syria, the international community has intervened militarily with unprecedented speed in the former country invoking the protection of civilians, while in the Syrian case it failed to do so. This paper sets itself the task of outlining two domestic factors that lead to different outcomes within the Responsibility to Protect doctrine (here referred to by the acronym R2P) - meant to stop harsh government repression against civilians. Furthermore, it uses the comparative case study method to underline specific independent variables that played a role in determining the different outcomes of the cases.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 9
  • Page Range: 5-23
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: English