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The remnants of war

Author: John E Mueller
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press ; Bristol : University Presses Marketing [distributor], 2007.
Series: Cornell studies in security affairs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mueller argues that war is an idea, like dueling or slavery, that has been substantially discredited, reduced to its remnants-or dregs-and thugs are the residual combatants.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John E Mueller
ISBN: 9780801473876 080147387X
OCLC Number: 86167932
Notes: Originally published: 2004.
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Georgetown University Book Prize.
Description: pages cm.
Contents: Introduction: The decline of war, the persistence of warfare --
Criminal and disciplined warfare --
The control of war and the rise of war aversion --
World War I as a watershed event --
World War II as a reinforcing event --
War and conflict during the Cold War --
Civil war and terrorism after the Cold War --
Ordering the new world --
The prospects for policing wars --
The decline of war: explanations and extrapolations.
Series Title: Cornell studies in security affairs.
Responsibility: John Mueller.

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"John Mueller has written another extremely stimulating and suitably cantankerous book."-Richard Rosecrance, University of California, Los Angeles "In this book John Mueller charts the continuing Read more...

 
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