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dc.contributor.authorBellamy, Alexen_US
dc.contributor.authorD. Williams, Paulen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T12:22:07Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T12:22:07Z
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.date.modified2014-08-28T22:15:44Z
dc.identifier.issn13540661en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1354066110393366en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/45388
dc.description.abstractAdvocates of moral hazard theory argue that the 'responsibility to protect' causes genocidal violence that would not otherwise occur. After summarizing the main elements of the moral hazard approach, this article demonstrates that there is no empirical evidence to support the general claim that the 'responsibility to protect' is a remote cause of genocide. This is followed by an analysis of the conflicts in Bosnia, Kosovo and Darfur which demonstrates that moral hazard does not provide a plausible account of the proximate causes of genocidal violence in these cases. We suggest that a major part of the explanation for why moral hazard theory performs so badly is its reductionist account of the dynamics of armed conflict and its simplistic understanding of the dynamics of provocation.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherSage Publications Ltd.en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom539en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto571en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEuropean Journal of International Relationsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume18en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical Science not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160699en_US
dc.titleOn the Limits of Moral Hazard: the Responsibility to Protect, Armed Conflict and Mass Atrocitiesen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of International Business and Asian Studiesen_US
gro.date.issued2012
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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