Advisor

Robert Gould

Date of Award

1-1-2010

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Conflict Resolution

Department

Conflict Resolution

Physical Description

1 online resource (ii, 133 p.)

Subjects

Humanitarian intervention -- Sudan -- Darfur -- Case studies, International Security -- Sudan -- Darfur -- Case studies, Intervention (International law) -- Case studies

DOI

10.15760/etd.388

Abstract

This thesis explores the obstacles in establishing a consistent and effective response framework for humanitarian catastrophe and the importance of maintaining a sustained dialogue to this end. It does so by recognizing the underlying conflict between two positions: the norm of non-intervention of states into the affairs of others, and the protection of individuals caught in the middle of violent conflict. The importance of working towards a resolution of this conflict is illustrated through the case study of Darfur, where a divided international community led an insufficient response to the crisis that can ultimately be judged as a failure. Lastly, a recent attempt at reconciling the non-intervention/protection conflict is examined through the report of the Responsibility to Protect, which takes important steps in the direction of consensus, but ultimately suffers from inflated expectations regarding its scope or purpose.

Description

Portland State University. Dept. of Conflict Resolution

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/4705

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