Daniel H. Levine

in The Morality of Peacekeeping

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print January 2014 | ISBN: 9780748675890
Published online September 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780748697199 | DOI:

Series: Studies in Global Justice and Human Rights EUP


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The concept of consent, part of the traditional “holy trinity” is analysed. This chapter argues that consent is best understood not as a one-time agreement, but as an ongoing process (in line with much contemporary thought). Approaches to consent that focus on an agreement by the host nation government are morally dangerous, as peacekeepers operate where institutions are not in place to allow any formal government to embody the desires or interests of the political community as a whole.

Keywords: Peacekeeping; Consent; Democracy; Deliberation; Philip Pettit; Henry Richardson

Chapter.  11966 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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