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Vietnam's Intervention in Cambodia: The Triumph of Realism Over Common Humanity?

Nicholas J. Wheeler

in Saving Strangers

Published in print May 2002 | ISBN: 9780199253104
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600302 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199253102.003.0004
Vietnam's Intervention in Cambodia: The Triumph of Realism Over Common Humanity?

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Investigates why Vietnam was so heavily sanctioned for its use of force against the murderous regime of Pol Pot. The reactions of other states reflected the domination of a pluralist conception of international society. However, I argue that Vietnam's use of force should have been legitimated on solidarist grounds as humanitarian.

Keywords: Cambodia; humanitarianism; international society; legitimation; military intervention; pluralism; Pol Pot; solidarism; Vietnam

Chapter.  16673 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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