Prevention Better Than Cure: The United Nations, Terrorism and the Concept of Humanitarian Preemption

by Kulkarni, Nikhil Vasant

Abstract (Summary)
The end of the Cold-War has seen a change in the global security situation with the emergence of transnational non-state security threats. Developing the idea that states disconnected from the process of globalization pose a security threat to the US (Barnett, 2004), I contend that transnational non-state threats to global security thrive in such disconnected societies. I propose the idea of humanitarian preemption whereby preventive humanitarian action is taken under the aegis of the United Nations to alleviate the problem of disconnectedness among states. I explore the issues of UN capacity, state sovereignty and prescribe a blueprint for UN action against terrorism.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Peter Brecke; Adam Stulberg; Sylvia Maier

School:Georgia Institute of Technology

School Location:USA - Georgia

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:international affairs


Date of Publication:04/14/2005

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