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Complex emergencies

Author: David Keen
Publisher: Cambridge : Polity, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"David Keen questions the model of war as a contest between two sides aiming at political and military victory, and he also rejects the contrasting view that war represents a collapse into anarchy, mindless violence and ethnic hatred. Rather than a contest or a collapse, war is analysed as a system that has significant functions and that yields complex economic, political and psychological benefits. Some may be more  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Keen
ISBN: 9780745640198 0745640192 0745640206 9780745640204
OCLC Number: 122283495
Description: viii, 293 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: War --
'Greed' : economic agendas --
Defining the enemy --
Famine --
Aid --
Information --
Peace.
Responsibility: David Keen.

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If you thought the point of war was to win, this book will make you think again. David Keen questions the model of war as a contest between two sides aiming at political and military victory, and  Read more...

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"A much more sophisticated contribution than most ... a valuable contribution to the ever-growing literature on conflict and violence." Times Literary Supplement "Complex emergencies aims to analyse Read more...

 
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