Title: The Libyan Spring and NATO: an opportune responsibility
Authors: Mota, Sarah da 
Keywords: Libyan spring;NATO;R2P;Humanitarism
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Faculdade de Economia da Universidade de Coimbra
Series/Report no.: Comunicações
Abstract: In the context of popular demonstrations and political upheavals of the Arab Spring, this paper addresses the 2011 intervention in Libya as a case for deepening the understanding of individual-centred security policies. Drawing on a conceptual and normative approach of R2P and NATO, it seeks to denaturalize the idea that Operation Unified Protector is a success in organizational terms, in order to uncover the underlying implications of “efficiency” in running an intervention based on R2P. It argues that there is a dissonance between the normative evolution towards ethics and military deeds which blurs the significance of responsibility. This results in a twisted sense of cosmopolitanism which primarily affects the referent object of security that has been dominant in contemporary interventionism, i.e., the unsecured civilian.
Description: Texto da comunicação apresentada a 6th Graz Workshop on the Future of Security, Graz, Áustria, 10-11 de junho de 2013
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10316/23840
Rights: openAccess
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