Title

Redefining Sovereignty: An Analysis of U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon's Rhetoric on the Responsibility to Protect Doctrine

Publication Date

2012

Document Type

Article

Abstract

This essay examines United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon’s rhetoric concerning the responsibility to protect doctrine (R2P). This essay seeks to rhetorically map the arguments concerning the nature of R2P and what its specific components are. Specifically, I argue that Ban Ki-Moon’s rhetoric serves to redefine and update sovereignty and the responsibilities of statehood for a twenty-first century world. The rhetoric of R2P has important implications for the debates surrounding military intervention on “humanitarian” grounds.

Original Citation

Edwards, J.A. (2012). Redefining Sovereignty: An Analysis of U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon's Rhetoric on the Responsibility to Protect Doctrine. Peace and Conflict Studies, 19(1), 36-60. Available at http://nsuworks.nova.edu/pcs/vol19/iss1/2/