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India and the Responsibility to Protect (Rethinking Asia and by Alan Bloomfield

By Alan Bloomfield

Bloomfield charts India’s profoundly ambiguous engagement with the thorny challenge of shielding susceptible folks from atrocities with out fatally undermining the sovereign kingdom approach, an issue that is now considerably formed through debates concerning the accountability to guard (R2P) norm. Books approximately India’s evolving function in global affairs and approximately R2P have proliferated lately, yet this is often the 1st to attract those debates jointly. It examines India’s historic responses to humanitarian crises, beginning with the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation warfare, focusing on the years 2011 and 2012 while India sat at the UN defense Council. 3 critical humanitarian crises broke in the course of its tenure - in Côte d'Ivoire, Libya and Syria - which jointly sparked a ferocious debate inside India. The ebook examines what grew to become principally a conflict over ’what type of actor’ smooth India is, or could be, to figure out how this contest formed either India’s responses to those humanitarian tragedies and likewise the broader debates approximately emerging India’s overseas identification. The book’s findings even have very important (and principally adverse) implications for the wider attempt to make R2P a regarded and actionable overseas norm.

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