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New and Old Wars

Organised Violence in a Global Era


Συγγραφέας: Kaldor Mary
Εκδότης: Polity Press
ISBN: 9780745655635
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 224
Διαστάσεις: 23x2x15
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2012

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "New and Old Wars"

Mary Kaldor's New and Old Wars has fundamentally changed the way both scholars and policy-makers understand contemporary war and conflict. In the context of globalization, this path-breaking book has shown that what we think of as war - that is to say, war between states in which the aim is to inflict maximum violence - is becoming an anachronism. In its place is a new type of organized violence or 'new wars', which could be described as a mixture of war, organized crime and massive violations of human rights. The actors are both global and local, public and private. The wars are fought for particularistic political goals using tactics of terror and destabilization that are theoretically outlawed by the rules of modern warfare. Kaldor's analysis offers a basis for a cosmopolitan political response to these wars, in which the monopoly of legitimate organized violence is reconstructed on a transnational basis and international peacekeeping is reconceptualized as cosmopolitan law enforcement. This approach also has implications for the reconstruction of civil society, political institutions, and economic and social relations. This third edition has been fully revised and updated. Kaldor has added an afterword answering the critics of the New Wars argument and, in a new chapter, Kaldor shows how old war thinking in Afghanistan and Iraq greatly exacerbated what turned out to be, in many ways, archetypal new wars - characterised by identity politics, a criminalised war economy and civilians as the main victims. Like its predecessors, the third edition of New and Old Wars will be essential reading for students of international relations, politics and conflict studies as well as to all those interested in the changing nature and prospect of warfare.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Kaldor Mary
Κατηγορία: πολιτική
ISBN: 9780745655635
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 07/09/2012
Εκδότης: Polity Press
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback / softback
Σελίδες: 224
Τόπος έκδοσης: Oxford
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 404 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 23x2x15 cm
Στοιχεία έκδοσης: 3rd Edition

Περιεχόμενα

Preface to the Third Edition Abbreviations 1. Introduction 2. Old Wars 3. Bosnia-Herzegovina: A Case Study of a New War 4. The Politics of New Wars 5. The Globalized War Economy 6. Towards a Cosmopolitan Approach 7. The New Wars' in Iraq and Afghanistan 8. Governance, Legitimacy and Security Afterword Notes Index

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