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Policing wars : on military intervention in the twenty-first century

Author: Caroline Holmqvist
Publisher: [Basingstoke] : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Series: Rethinking political violence.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This interdisciplinary study provides an original account of the US-led wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to show how, why and with what consequences, twenty-first century wars became seen as policing wars. Holmqvist starts from the assumption that wars always reflect the societies that wage them and combines the analysis of western strategic thinking with a philosophical examination of the core ideas that structure the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline Holmqvist
ISBN: 9781137323613 1137323612
OCLC Number: 870993900
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 1. Narratives of Disorder --
2. Perpetual Policing Wars --
3. Policing the Globe --
4. Power in Policing Wars --
5. On Agency: Policing Logics and War 'Without Antagonism' --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Rethinking political violence.
Responsibility: Caroline Holmqvist.

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Holmqvist presents an original account of the relationship between war and policing in the twenty first century. This interdisciplinary study of contemporary Western strategic thinking reveals how,  Read more...

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'Contemporary liberal thought imagines war as a perpetual policing exercise, in which disorder is made into order. Demonstrating a command of theory few analysts of war can muster, Holmqvist shows Read more...

 
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