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Rethinking the 21st Century: "New" Problems, "Old" Solutions

Amy E. Eckert and Laura Sjoberg

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ISBN 10: 1848130074 / ISBN 13: 9781848130074
Published by Zed Books, 2009
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Title: Rethinking the 21st Century: "New" Problems,...

Publisher: Zed Books

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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This book brings context and perspective to the security problems of today. Global security and stability is now challenged not only by states and nuclear war, but by insurgency, disease, environmental degradation and military privatisation.  Yet the way we perceive politics can be dangerously stark and ahistorical. The authors show that, far from being a clean break, the "new" problems faced today might actually have "old" solutions.  What can Locke tell us about terrorists?  What does Bentham have to say about sanctions?  What are the ethics of outsourcing war to private companies?  By looking back to decades and even centuries of ethical analysis and political theory, this book provides fascinating insight into all these questions. 

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Amy E. Eckert is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Metropolitan State College of Denver. Laura Sjoberg is Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.

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