This insightful book debates whether conflict within states has emerged as the Achilles Heel of the international community. It covers a wide-range of issues including the roots of internal conflict, small arms supplies, intervention, human rights and international humanitarian law, refugees and post-conflict reconstruction. Internal Conflict and the International Community provides supplementary reading for third level undergraduates, post-graduates and scholars of international relations, comparative politics, development studies, international law and security and defence studies.
Roderic Alley is Associate Professor of Politics at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
Contents: Introduction; The roots of internal conflict; Small arms and light weapons; Refugees and internal conflicts; Human rights and internal conflicts; International humanitarian law; Responses to internal conflicts; Post-conflict reconstruction; The analytical dimensions; Conclusions; Select bibliography; Index.