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States of violence : an essay on the end of war

Author: Frédéric Gros
Publisher: London ; New York : Seagull Books, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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New 'states of violence' are changing how we think about war and peace, as terrorists attacks, insurgencies, precision missiles, and a belief that conflict can avoid casualties all demonstrate a shift of focus from the state to the individual.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gros, Frédéric.
States of violence.
London ; New York : Seagull Books, 2010
(OCoLC)768244908
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frédéric Gros
ISBN: 9781906497187 1906497184
OCLC Number: 318877855
Notes: Translated from the French.
Description: 321 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Part One: Moral Forces; To Excel Oneself ; Standing Firm ; To Obey ; To Sacrifice Oneself ; To Bring it to an End --
Part Two: Political Stakes ; To Affirm One's Power ; To Maintain a Power ; To Show and Feel One's Force --
Part Three: Legal Framework ; War as the Foundation of Law ; Legitimate War ; Loyal War.
Other Titles: États de violence.
Essay on the end of war
Responsibility: Frédéric Gros ; translated by Krzysztof Fijalkowski and Michael Richardson.

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By charting the history of the philosophy of conflict in Western discourse, the author offers a critique of contemporary notions of war and terror.  Read more...

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