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Synopsis: Since 1989 and the breakup of the Soviet Union, both the threat of nuclear war and the threat of large-scale, interstate conventional war have receded. Yet, during the 1990s millions have died in wars in Africa, Eastern Europe, and Asia, and millions more have become refugees from war-torn regions.
In this pathbreaking book, the author argues that, in the context of globalization, what we think of as war 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, which she calls new wars,” a mixture of war, organized crime, and massive violations of human rights. The actors are both global and local, public and private. These wars are fought for particular political goals using tactics of terror and destabilization that are theoretically outlawed by the rules of modern warfare; an informal criminalized economy is built into the functioning of these new wars.
The author asserts that political leaders and international institutions have been unable to deal with the spread of these wars mainly because they have not come to terms with their logic; wars are treated either as old wars or as anarchy. Her 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. The author shows how this approach has profound implications for the reconstruction of civil society, political institutions, and economic and social relations.
From the Back Cover:
More than any other book, Mary Kaldor’s brilliantly sustained enquiry into new wars’ helps us grasp the complex terrain of political violence since the end of the Cold War.” Richard Falk, Princeton University
A timely and important book. Putting the so-called revolution in military affairs’ firmly to one side, Mary Kaldor has provided us with a window into the future of war.” Martin van Kreveld,Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Title: New and Old Wars: Organized Violence in a ...
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Book Description Stanford University Press, 1999. Condition: Very Good. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP12995826
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Book Description Stanford University Press, .1999., 1999. Condition: Gut. 192 Seiten Sofortversand! Gutes Exemplar, geringe Gebrauchsspuren, Cover/SU berieben/bestoßen, Schnitt/Papier nachgedunkelt, innen alles in Ordnung; good edges/text pages yellowed/darkened Immediate delivery in bubble wrap envelope! Good copy, light signs of previous use, cover/dust jacket has some rubbing/wear (along the edges), edges/text pages show yellowing/darkening, interior in good condition 171018av03 ISBN: 9780804737227 Alle Preise inkl. MwST Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 270 22,7 x 15,0 x 1,5 cm, Taschenbuch. Seller Inventory # 440627
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Book Description Stanford University Press, 1999. Paperback. Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Seller Inventory # S_197669072