Sovereignty & The Responsibility to Protect - A Literature Review

Jahan Fredskilde Gholamian Andersen, Maimouna Diarra, Maria Manfeld Kristensen & Sayed Khusrow Rostayee

Studenteropgave: Masterprojekt


This literature review outlines and compares literature written on the topics of humanitarian intervention, R2P and sovereignty. A variety of academic sources and legal documents are accounted for in terms of theoretical contributions on R2P. Moreover, there have been conducted a review of the methodological approaches posed by the different scholars.
In the theoretical section, it is shown that there is much controversy amongst the scholars when it comes to R2P, sovereignty and humanitarian intervention, as well as the connection between these. Though the disagreements are manifold, trends in the literature are identified such as the importance of discourse and the aspect of morality.
In regard to methodology, both case studies, critical studies as well as discourse analyses recur. It is furthermore shown that there is a lack of transparency of the methods applied as well as an uneven representation of fields of study. In order to elaborate, the sociological and political fields represent the majority of the literature. This, together with a lack of specification on the paradox between R2P, humanitarian intervention and sovereignty exemplifies gaps found in the literature.

UddannelserGlobal Studies, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato27 maj 2019
Antal sider265
VejledereSilas Harrebye