TITLE

Chapter Eighteen: DILEMMAS OF INTERVENTION: HUMAN RIGHTS AND NEO-COLONIALISM

AUTHOR(S)
Peterson, Richard
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
Philosophical Perspectives on the 'War on Terrorism';2007, p375
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
Chapter 18 of the book "Philosophical Perspectives on the "War on Terrorism"" is presented. The author notes the U.S. has been involved in wars of intervention supposedly for humanitarian reasons in defense of human rights. He describes these wars as neo-colonial because they imposed internal control and dependency on the countries supposed to be helped. Instead of dependency and exploitation, he suggests sharing of democratic structures and practices with the colonized. He believes interventions solely to address human rights concerns are possible.
ACCESSION #
57738530

 

Related Articles

  • Chapter Ten: THE MORTAL GOD TO WHICH WE OWE OUR PEACE AND DEFENSE. Koukal, D. R. // Philosophical Perspectives on the 'War on Terrorism';2007, p199 

    Chapter 10 of the book "Philosophical Perspectives on the "War on Terrorism"" is presented. It discusses the role that the U.S. has taken as the "Leviathan" or mortal god to which the world owes its peace and defense. The author finds the U.S. an ineffective and imprudent god because it...

  • Chapter Seven: BUSH'S NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY: A CRITIQUE OF UNITED STATES' NEO-IMPERIALISM. Gay, William C. // Philosophical Perspectives on the 'War on Terrorism';2007, p131 

    Chapter 7 of the book "Philosophical Perspectives on the "War on Terrorism"" is presented. It criticizes the 2002 U.S. National Security Strategy (NSS) document. The author finds it replete with vague epithets, false statements, and misleading language. He contends that contrary to the...

  • Chapter Seventeen: SECURING HUMAN RIGHTS THROUGH WAR AND PEACE: FROM PARADOX TO OPPORTUNITY. Anastasiou, Harry; Gould, Robert // Philosophical Perspectives on the 'War on Terrorism';2007, p361 

    Chapter 17 of the book "Philosophical Perspectives on the "War on Terrorism"" is presented. The authors explore solutions to nationalist conflicts in which each side cites human rights violations resulting from violence while justifying the use of violence to restore human rights. They hold that...

  • Chapter One: THE NEW REIGN OF TERROR: THE POLITICS OF DEFINING WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION AND TERRORISM. Gay, William C. // Philosophical Perspectives on the 'War on Terrorism';2007, p23 

    Chapter 1 of the book "Philosophical Perspectives on the "War on Terrorism"" is presented. It defines terrorism and distinguishes "enforcement terror" from "agitational terror." It discusses the morality of terrorism and stresses that there is no justification for a terrorist attack. The author...

  • Chapter Three: RESPONSIBILITY AND/IN CRISIS. Taylor, Dianna // Philosophical Perspectives on the 'War on Terrorism';2007, p47 

    Chapter 3 of the book "Philosophical Perspectives on the "War on Terrorism"" is presented. The author discusses how people respond to a crisis and defines normative and critical responsibility. She likens the Americans' response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks to the people's...

  • Chapter Five: VIOLENCE, POWER, AND IDENTITY: WHAT ARE THE CONDITIONS OF TERRORISM? Peterson, Richard // Philosophical Perspectives on the 'War on Terrorism';2007, p91 

    Chapter 5 of the book "Philosophical Perspectives on the War on Terrorism" is presented. The author explores the conditions that breed terrorism, including poverty. He rejects the argument that the fight against terrorism should take these conditions into consideration. He argues that poverty...

  • Chapter Eleven: CONSEQUENTIALISM, NEGATIVE RESPONSIBILITY, AND SACRIFICE: MORAL DILEMMAS POSED BY THE POST-SEPTEMBER 11TH "SHOOTDOWN" POLICY. Grippe, Edward J. // Philosophical Perspectives on the 'War on Terrorism';2007, p211 

    Chapter 11 of the book "Philosophical Perspectives on the "War on Terrorism"" is presented. The author examines the morality of the government's Shootdown Policy which declares that U.S. Forces can shoot down a commercial airplane if they have reason to believe that terrorists have taken over...

  • Chapter Thirteen: RUSSIA, CHECHNYA, AND THE GLOBAL WAR AGAINST TERRORISM. Imamkhodjaeva, Oidinposha // Philosophical Perspectives on the 'War on Terrorism';2007, p255 

    Chapter 13 of the book "Philosophical Perspectives on the "War on Terrorism"" is presented. It discusses the problems of Russia and Chechnya and examines why the perils of war and conflicts during the Cold War persist today. The author surveys history and learns that the Chechens have been...

  • Chapter Fourteen: ETHICS OF TERRORISM AND THE CASE OF COLOMBIA. Kunkel, Joseph C. // Philosophical Perspectives on the 'War on Terrorism';2007, p289 

    Chapter 14 of the book "Philosophical Perspectives on the "War on Terrorism"" is presented. It focuses on U.S. anti-terror activities in Colombia. The author analyzes the morality of the U.S. war in Iraq. He suggests that power politics, not ethical considerations, underlies the U.S....

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics