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Lost in translation: a comparative analysis of developing regions' receptions of the responsibility to protect norm

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dc.contributor.advisor Capie, David Gnoth, Aidan 2013-09-29T23:40:52Z 2013 2013-09-29T23:40:52Z 2013 2013
dc.description.abstract The way in which different regions are receiving the international norm of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) has been attracting increasing attention within academia in recent years, most notably after the NATO led intervention in Libya in 2011. Academics have attempted to analyse the extent to which R2P has been diffused in various states and have argued that states within developing regions have begun to localise R2P to make it more congruent with their pre-existing norms and practices in order to increase its acceptance. These studies have utilised traditional theories of norm diffusion which conceive of norms as static entities with fixed content and as such they have not attempted to analyse how the norm has been changing as a result of this process. Furthermore these studies have tended to analyse the diffusion of R2P in isolation from other states and other regions and as such, no comparative analysis of how regions have received R2P exists. This thesis employs a discursive approach, seeking to look at how R2P has been received within three developing regions (Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America) and in doing so aims to find how regions receptions of R2P differ and whether the content of R2P has changed between them. It finds that since the 2005 World Summit, receptions to R2P have not significantly altered and that where R2P is being gradually diffused it is increasingly becoming a norm for prevention rather than response. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.subject R2P (Responsibility to protect) en_NZ
dc.subject Intervention en_NZ
dc.subject Norm en_NZ
dc.title Lost in translation: a comparative analysis of developing regions' receptions of the responsibility to protect norm en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Awarded Research Masters Thesis en_NZ International Relations en_NZ Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ Master's en_NZ Master of International Relations en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 160607 International Relations en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcseo 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society en_NZ

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