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Humanitarian Intervention and Peacekeeping - PICX915

Since the end of the Cold War the nature and scale of humanitarian intervention and peacekeeping operations under the auspices of the United Nations and regional bodies have become a key feature of the evolving international security environment. Why these operations occur, who authorises them, who become involved, what underpins them from a legal and ethical perspective and what challenges they face will all be examined and critically analysed in this unit. In addition, an evaluation of theories behind concepts such as responsibility to protect and their practical application through a series of case studies will provide students with a deep understanding of this crucial dynamic of the 21st century.

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When Offered:

S2 OUA - Session 2, offered through Open Universities Australia

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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Security Studies and Criminology

Faculty of Arts

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