Humanitarian Intervention and Responsibility to Protect

  • Birsen Erdogan


Chapter 3 explains the evolution of the responsibility to protect (R2P) norm, as a distinct model but still contingent to the notion of humanitarian intervention. It also discusses how the R2P is articulated in separate discursive coalitions, which makes its meaning contested and unfixed. In this part, a literature review of both critical and pro-R2P is presented. The chapter also makes references to the discursive practices. Moreover, the chapter introduces how the term entered into the Turkish discourse.


Humanitarian intervention Responsibility to protect (R2P) Use of force Pillar 3 Libya Syria Security Council 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Birsen Erdogan
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  1. 1.Maastricht UniversityMaastrichtThe Netherlands

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