Realpolitik and humanitarian intervention: The case of Somalia

@article{Gibbs2000RealpolitikAH,
  title={Realpolitik and humanitarian intervention: The case of Somalia},
  author={David N. Gibbs},
  journal={International Politics},
  year={2000},
  volume={37},
  pages={41-55}
}
  • D. N. Gibbs
  • Published 2000
  • Sociology
  • International Politics
This article examines factors that motivate major powers to participate in humanitarian interventions, with a case study of US intervention in Somalia during the period 1992-93. Two potential explanations are assessed: First, the ar ticle considers the conventional perspective that the Un i ted States interven ti on was guided by hu m a n i t a rian con s i dera ti on s , particularly a desire to attenuate effects of famine,war, and political disorder in Somalia. Second,US intervention may have… Expand
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