World Orders in the Making

Humanitarian Intervention and Beyond

  • Jan Nederveen Pieterse

Part of the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague book series (ISSTH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Jan Nederveen Pieterse
    Pages 1-23
  3. Caroline Thomas, Melvyn Reader
    Pages 111-137
  4. Bhikhu Parekh
    Pages 138-169
  5. J. W. Brinkman
    Pages 170-179
  6. Greg Philo, Lindsey Hilsum, Liza Beattie, Rick Holliman
    Pages 211-229
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 266-276

About this book


Humanitarian action confronts us with the dilemmas of international relations in the age of globalization. The approach in this book is holistic, comparative and analytical. Humanitarian intervention is considered from the point of view of political economy, public administration, international relations, international law, the military, political theory, sociology, culture and media studies. Chapters discuss experiences across Bosnia, Rwanda, Somalia, Iraq, Haiti and other cases, if we are moving towards global governance humanitarian intervention is part of this motion. It is a harbinger of a new global politics, which is all the more reason to consider it scrupulously.


action culture economy global governance globalization Governance human rights international relations intervention media media studies political economy political theory politics world order

Editors and affiliations

  • Jan Nederveen Pieterse
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Social StudiesThe HagueNetherlands

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