From Reaction to Resilience in Mass Atrocity Prevention: An Analysis of the Secretary-General's 2013 Report

McLoughlin, Stephen (2016) From Reaction to Resilience in Mass Atrocity Prevention: An Analysis of the Secretary-General's 2013 Report. Global Governance, 22 (4). pp. 473-490. ISSN 1075-2846 (Accepted for Publication)

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Abstract

This paper analyses the 2013 UN Secretary-General’s report, The Responsibility to Protect: State Responsibility and Prevention. By presenting a framework for prevention that incorporates both risk factors and sources of resilience, the report advocates an understanding of why it is that some states do not experience mass atrocities. By doing so, it is the first policy document to explore in detail the notion that local and national actors are the primary agents of long-term (structural) prevention. In this paper, I demonstrate how the report is conceptually distinct from previous framings of structural prevention. I then provide a brief evaluation of the report, using illustrations from Botswana and Zanzibar to highlight its strengths and limitations.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: mass atrocities; prevention; United Nations; Responsibility to Protect
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > History and Politics
Depositing User: Stephen McLoughlin
Date Deposited: 04 May 2017 11:28
Last Modified: 04 May 2017 11:28
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/1943

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