Cosmopolitan dystopia: International intervention and the failure of the West (Politics) (Paperback)

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Cosmopolitan Dystopia shows that rather than populists or authoritarian great powers it is cosmopolitan liberals who have done the most to subvert the liberal international order. Cosmopolitan Dystopia explains how liberal cosmopolitanism has led us to treat new humanitarian crises as unprecedented demands for military action, thereby trapping us in a loop of endless war. Attempts to normalize humanitarian emergency through the doctrine of the 'responsibility to protect' has made for a paternalist understanding of state power that undercuts the representative functions of state sovereignty. The legacy of liberal intervention is a cosmopolitan dystopia of permanent war, insurrection by cosmopolitan jihadis and a new authoritarian vision of sovereignty in which states are responsible for their peoples rather than responsible to them. This book will be of vital interest to scholars and students of international relations, IR theory and human rights.

About the Author


Philip Cunliffe is Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent
Product Details
ISBN: 9781526105738
ISBN-10: 152610573X
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication Date: April 1st, 2020
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: Politics