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Faculty Book: Thomas Weiss

Thomas Weiss

Military-Civilian Interactions: Humanitarian Crises and the Responsibility to Protect
(Rowman & Littlefield, 2004; 312 pp.; second edition)

Is it possible and worthwhile to use the military in conjunction with humanitarian action to thwart violence and mitigate civilian suffering? Military-Civilian Interactions seeks to answer this question by looking at the contemporary context and history of military-civilian interactions, developing a framework for assessing military costs and civilian benefits, and examining in depth seven prominent cases from the 1990s—Northern Iraq, Somalia, Bosnia, Rwanda, Haiti, East Timor, and Kosovo. In the wake of U.S. efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq after September 11, the book further examines how multilateral military operations could expand or contract in the future to the benefit or peril of affected populations. Weiss is Presidential Professor of political science and director of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies at The Graduate Center.

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Submitted on: OCT 4, 2004

Category: Faculty Books | Political Science | Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies