On the Idea of Humanitarian Intervention

A New Compartmentalization of IR Theories

On the Idea of Humanitarian Intervention
A New Compartmentalization of IR Theories
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This study launches a systematic inquiry into the nature of the concept of humanitarian intervention, focusing on its primary function of the protection of the endangered civilian populations who find themselves at the grave risk of genocide. This is strengthened by a recollection of selected historical examples of similar events and the responses to them by the international community, empowered by our modern understanding of the principle of state sovereignty, human rights, and anti-genocide legislation. Applying the in-statu-nascendi ontology that accounts for the latest hybridized compartmentalization of various IR-related theories, the author provides a deep ontological inquiry into the nature, origin, and genesis of the idea of humanitarian intervention and opens up a broader debate on the limits of the principle of state sovereignty as well as on the international community’s ignorance of some of the most severe cases of human rights abuses around the world.

About the author

Piotr Pietrzak is co-founder and editor-in-chief of In Statu Nascendi – Journal of Political Philosophy and International Relations, a non-profit charitable organization based in Sofia, Bulgaria. He specializes in the Middle East and the Islamic World and looks at his research area through the prism of some of the most exciting developments in the International Relations theory, geopolitics, conflict resolution strategies, and international law. His primary interests relate to recent socio-political developments in Afghanistan, Cyprus, the Former Yugoslavia, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Syria, Egypt, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Yemen, as well as Georgia and Ukraine. Also, Pietrzak regularly comments on matters related to the superpower competition during and after the cold war.
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"Humanitarian Intervention, as well as the problem of the Responsibility to Protect have attracted substantial attention recently, both in reference to both governments, international institutions, and also NGOs. At the same time, interest of scholarly community as well as a need for deeper research of this problem, have resulted in numerous publications analyzing the problem. The Book of Dr. Piotr Pietrzak is a great example of work, enriching this field, providing deep philosophical and methodological background, analyzing case studies, also in reference to broad selection of IR theories, as well as proposing new solutions in the area of understanding and explaining the issue of humanitarian intervention. Such an interdisciplinary approach is definitely enriching our comprehension of this complex phenomena, providing advise for the future and directing further research."

Marcin Grabowski, Ph.D.
Director, Centre for International Studies and Development
Associate Professor, Institute of Political Science and International Relations
Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland

"Dr. Piotr Pietrzak's book "On the Idea of Humanitarian Intervention" has certainly added a new dimension in the domain of IR theories. The societal challenges in this field demand straightforward solutions to avoid social apocalypse and the collapse of our institutions, which are the backbone of our human interactions. Besides the deep philosophical reasoning, Dr. Pietrzak was methodic in his calculus to outline actionable ideas, drawing from various disciplines to tackle this complex issue. A must-read for stakeholders eager to understand how to deal with questions that arise in this area of research."

Abiola Bamijoko-Okungbaye, Ph.D.
H&M Foundation – A catalyst for positive change
Dublin, Ireland

"A delightful, high-standard socio-philosophical monograph, which depicts a sheer and consistent methodology on how Humanitarian Intervention gives rise to a series of complex phenomena as well to a broad selection of IR theories. This book is undoubtedly innovative, clear, and able to open pathways to new ideas in the field of Philosophy and International Relations".

Stavros Panayiotou, Ph.D.
Affiliate Researcher at the National University of Athens


Lieferzeit 2-3 Tage / 2-3 days
Autor/-in Piotr Pietrzak
Anzahl der Seiten 292
Sprache Englisch
Erscheinungsdatum 13.12.2021
Gewicht (kg) 0.3820
ISBN-13 9783838215921