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Reimagining war in the 21st century : from Clausewitz to network-centric warfare

Author: Manabrata Guha
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, ©2010.
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Tracing the historical and philosophical roots of modern war from the 17th Century onwards, this book reveals that far from paralyzing the project of re-problematisating war, the emergence of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Guha, Manabrata.
Reimagining war in the 21st century.
Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon, [England] ; New York : Routledge, c2010
(DLC) 2009053036
(OCoLC)424554625
Named Person: Carl von Clausewitz; Carl von Clausewitz
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Manabrata Guha
ISBN: 9780203848647 0203848640
OCLC Number: 671641981
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 232 p.)
Contents: Approaching the problematic of war --
A failure of imagination: NCW's Limit-Condition --
An outline of the book --
1. Prelude to Clausewitz --
A historico-philosophical background --
Classical military theory an evolutionary overview --
A kehr to the non-human --
Mind(ing) the gap: Between Guibert and Jomini --
Jomini's science of the "Art of War" --
A preliminary assessment --
2. Clausewitz and the Architectonic of war --
The romance of Clausewitz --
Clausewitz, methodologizing --
Clausewitz, theorizing --
Clausewitz, strategizing --
(de)Constructing war, absolute and real --
The Clausewitzian mesh and the net, architectonically speaking --
In Fortuna's camp --
The face of chance --
Strategizing chance --
Clausewitz: Q.E.D. --
3. Machining (network-centric) war --
Behind the network paradise --
NCW: A preliminary overview --
Semantic implications of NCW --
The technologization of discourse in the context of NCW --
At the edge of chaos ... --
On networks --
On netwars --
Machinic war --
4. Theorizing war in the Age of Networks --
A new strategic commons: wide-angle view of NCW --
Two orders of strategy --
The first order --
The second order --
NCW: and here is the "beef" ... --
Inside/outside the Clausewitzian legacy --
5. Concept-war --
In an "Other" theater of war --
On war and war-machines: Interrogating the Deleuze-Guattarian thesis --
Five propositions concerning concept-war: A speculative exercise --
Concept-war: A minoritarian tactic --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Manabrata Guha.
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