The Responsibility to Protect Responsibly examines how international actors should conduct military humanitarian interventions by comparing NATO's intervention in Kosovo in 1999 with the United Kingdom's intervention in Sierra Leone in 2000. The case study revealed that the existing theory of the Responsibility to Protect fails to provide useful guidelines for the conduct of interventions, that the civil society of the state in which the intervention occurs must view the intervention as legitimate for there to be success, and that intervening actors must be aware of the humanitarian crisis' historical and regional context and adapt their military and development strategy accordingly.
History; Political Science
Walters, Mary Elizabeth, "Responsibility to Protect Responsibly: Lessons From Kosovo and Sierra Leone" (2012). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 3838.
African History | European History
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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