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Yahya M Sadowski
|Description:||xv, 267 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||1 Triumph and Despair --
2 Popularizing Chaos --
3 Anomie and Social Violence --
4 Globalization and Culture Conflict: The democracy trap, Cultural anomie, The economics of political chaos --
5 The Varieties of Global Chaos Theory: The West against the rest, Civilization versus chaos --
6 The Policy Implications of Global Chaos --
The Age of Fratricide: Long term changes in the pattern of warfare, What makes a conflict ethnic? --
8 Globaloney: The globalization of culture, The global wave of democratization, Economic globalization --
9 Post-Cold War Patterns of Conflict: Do culture wars breed in anomic societies? Are culture wars unusually savage? Are culture conflicts becoming more frequent? --
10 The Mythology of Ethnic Conflict: The Moynihan thesis, Was war in Bosnia the result of ʼancient tribal rivalriesʼ? State collapse: cause or consequence? The varieties of state collapse, Conclusion --
11 From Chaos to Complexity: Structural lessons, Assessing the risk of state collapse, ʼStructural adjustmentʼ without state collapse, Global complexity --
But chaos theory is mostly wrong. In this book, Yahya Sadowski outlines the growth of chaos theory and its growing influence, and then provides a thorough empirical critique. Using detailed studies of Bosnia and global comparisons, he shows that globalization has not played a decisive role in fueling recent conflicts. Indeed, journalistsʼ impressions notwithstanding, there is no evidence that warfare has become more savage or even more frequent since 1989. The advocates of chaos theory are thus urging the United States to invest in preparing for a threat that is largely mythical-a strategy that is at least wasteful and potentially dangerous. The author argues that the most useful tools for preventing or prosecuting post-cold war conflicts remain the same ones that worked in the recent past: crafty diplomacy, conventional military preparedness and expanded support for economic development. Includes information on Afghanistan, Africa, Argentina, Asia, Azerbaijan, Balkans, Bosnian conflict, China, conflict models, culture conflicts, Eastern Europe, Europe, Germany, Islam, Japan, Latin America, Malaysia, Middle East, Russia, Rwanda, Serbs, Singapore, Slovenia, Somalia, Syria, United Nations, United States, warfare, Western Europe, Yugoslavia, etc.
- Ethnic relations.
- Culture conflict.
- International relations and culture.
- Internationale orde.
- Internationale betrekkingen.
- Gewapende conflicten.
- Etnische conflicten.
- Sociale ontwikkeling.
- Economische ontwikkeling.
- Relações étnicas e raciais.
- Conflitos internacionais.
- Relações internacionais (aspectos culturais)