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Lecture 11

LEC11 – Humanitarian Intervention Oct 15 2009

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PHL378: War & Morality LEC11 Humanitarian Intervention Oct, 15th, 2009 Waltzer: pg.101-102 clear examples of pure humanitarian intervention is rare, usually its a mixed motives humanitarian intervention lacks territorial control as opposed to civil war, and there is not 2 political entities hence Waltzer says we should remain neutral in the second case (civil war) and not the first one Waltzer: pg. 90 2 conditions for humanitarian intervention are allowed: enslavement massacre restrictive view later added: ethnic cleansing (forced evacuations of ppl from their homes) disagree with Luben on Nicuragura case Millian Conception of Self Determination Waltzer reply to Luben it was better for US to not intervene bc that way the insurgents could build up their government them selves Luben says even though self determination is one good thing, if we weight it against the harms it is not always desirable ie. by not intervening, we have lost many lives, and the government that formed later is less effective, and the old government had more tim
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