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New & old wars : organized violence in a global era

Author: Mary Kaldor
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Kaldor
ISBN: 9780804785495 080478549X
OCLC Number: 826827895
Notes: "Organized violence in a global era"--Cover.
Description: xii, 268 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Old wars --
Bosnia-Herzegovina : a case study of a new war --
The politics of new wars --
The globalized war economy --
Towards a cosmopolitan approach --
The new wars in Iraq and Afghanistan --
Governance, legitimacy and security.
Other Titles: New and old wars
Responsibility: Mary Kaldor.

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"More than any other book, the third edition of 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. The Read more...

 
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