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Cosmopolitan dystopia: International intervention and the failure of the West

Cunliffe, Philip (2020) Cosmopolitan dystopia: International intervention and the failure of the West. Manchester University Press, 240 pp. ISBN 978-1-5261-0573-8. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:80299)

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: J Political Science
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Philip Cunliffe
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2020 15:51 UTC
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2020 16:02 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/80299 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Cunliffe, Philip: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1617-3534
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