Wrestling with R2P's Colonial Parallels

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    The idea of international protection of vulnerable populations has imperial roots. Scholars of international history teach us that the idea of protection was routinely invoked to justify European colonial rule and some of its brutal violence. Their scholarship makes for sobering reading for anyone advocating international efforts to protect vulnerable people today. In this roundtable contribution, I describe how I have wrestled with R2P's colonial parallels in my recent book, Sharing Responsibility: The History and Future of Protection from Atrocities.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)269 - 272
    JournalGlobal Responsibility to Protect
    Volume14
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2022

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