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The heart of war : on power, conflict and obligation in the twenty-first century

Author: Gwyn Prins
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Military forces are now confronted, not only with the non-conventional threats of terrorism, but with the moral dilemmas of humanitarian intervention and human rights. This is a controversial look at the changing face of war and the role of the military in the 21st century.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gwyn Prins
ISBN: 0415369614 9780415369619 0415369606 9780415369602
OCLC Number: 50585534
Description: xxvii, 308 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Our intimate relationships with war --
1. War, peace and the future of history --
2. Cold wars : the phantom menace : part 1 --
3. The outside and the inside of civil and uncivil war --
4. A brief (and critical) encounter with academic security studies --
pt. 2. Rights, duty and the uses of force --
5. Intervention in contention --
6. Strategic raiding --
7. Command in the new era --
pt. 3. The nuclear issue in the new era --
8. Some pointers towards thinking about the nuclear issue in the century.
Responsibility: Gwyn Prins.

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Written by one of the most highly regarded experts on global security, this is a controversial look at the changing face of war and the role of the military in the twenty-first century.  Read more...

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