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International Policymaking. The Case of the Norm of the Responsibility to Protect

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  • Feigenblatt, Otto F. von

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The norm of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) has received increasing international attention in the last few years. In summary R2P refers to a concept that arose in the late 1990s in Canada which emphasizes the responsibility that governments and the international community have to protect their population. Thus, it is a concept that attempts to redefine sovereignty from its traditional basis on rights to one based on duties and responsibilities. The importance of the R2P as a concept is that it is an attempt to shape global governance at the highest level. Therefore, it is an example of policymaking at the global level and serves as a good case study on how a concept arises, can be transformed into a norm, and ultimately is institutionalized in international law. There is a final step which involves the operationalization of the norm and this is the stage in which R2P can be found at the moment.

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  • Feigenblatt, Otto F. von, 2010. "International Policymaking. The Case of the Norm of the Responsibility to Protect," Entelequia. Revista Interdisciplinar, Entelequia y Grupo Eumed.net (Universidad de Málaga), issue 11, pages 267-272, Spring.
  • Handle: RePEc:erv:ancoec:y:2010:i:11:p:267-272
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    Keywords

    International Policymaking; International Responsibility; Responsibility to protect;

    JEL classification:

    • F59 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy - - - Other
    • H56 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - National Security and War

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