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Introduction In this study we seek to shed light on the question of how the ‘framing’ of an international norm is being adapted to norm contestation. We undertake this by analysing how the implementation of the Responsibility to Protect ( R 2 P ) has been adapted by its promoters in reaction

In: Global Responsibility to Protect
Author: Antonio Arcudi

Introduction 1 In norm research, questions about norm dynamics and norm robustness are currently the focus of interest. While there is little disagreement that norm contestation plays a role, the question of whether contestation leads to a strengthening or to a weakening of norm

In: Global Responsibility to Protect

, it is less cognizant of the ways in which power impacts the meanings imparted to norms. In suggesting that norm contestation occurs between interpretations of equal standing, she underplays how the relative power of actors in the negotiation and implementation of a norm may privilege particular

In: Global Responsibility to Protect

and change permanently in disputes over their significance and political implications . This Special Issue brings together works interested in theories of norm contestation, its dynamics and its effects, with a focus on the case studies of R 2 P and a responsibility to prosecute. The

In: Global Responsibility to Protect

contested within the society of states. Empirical analyses of R2P resistance that take into account normative drivers of this norm contestation usually refer to the intention of states from the global South to challenge a western-dominated international order. 4 However, this seems to be an

In: Global Responsibility to Protect
Author: Cecilia Jacob

The responsibility to Protect (R2P) serves as an illuminating case for the study of international norms, 1 given the extent to which the new norm has been clearly articulated 2 and conceptually refined in both academic and policy literatures. The parameters of R2P norm contestation have been

In: Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations

cascade and norm internalization. 13 The first stage involves attempts by norm entrepreneurs to persuade other actors to embrace a new norm. Contestation and resistance to new ideas is recognised as an inevitable feature of this first stage. However, in cases of successful norm establishment, at the end

In: Global Responsibility to Protect

sign of their weakening. In recent years, research has found ways of escaping from this focus on stability by focusing instead on norm contestation, 50 norm localisation processes, 51 norm change 52 and even on norm decay. 53 Even in these studies, however, the long shadow of

In: Global Responsibility to Protect

friction between a proposed norm and the hitherto normative status quo. Norm Contestation and Intersection In order to assess the exact intersection of a normative proposal with existing structures, we need a theoretical framework within which to carry out the analysis. Norm theory has not provided

In: Global Responsibility to Protect
Author: M. Joel Voss

Family and how states both compete for and contest against the initiatives. The United Nations (UN) is the principal global institution for norm development, including deliberations on the content of potential norms, contestation over those norms, codification of norms, and measurement and

In: Religion & Human Rights