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Theorizing war : from Hobbes to Badiou

Author: Nick Mansfield
Publisher: Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"We all think we know what war is, yet it has always been explained in relation to something else: sovereign authority, civil society, peace, friendship, love. Traditionally, war has been perceived as either the opposite of these values or as their instrument. Yet, in our time, it seems to be both of these things at once: social values, like human rights, are both what justifies war and what we need to protect from  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Mansfield
ISBN: 9780230537323 0230537324
OCLC Number: 228676649
Description: viii, 174 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: War and its other --
Posing the problem --
The war/other complex --
The problem of difference --
Conclusion : war and human rights.
Responsibility: Nick Mansfield.
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War is always defined in relation to something else: peace, society, civilisation, friendship or love. What is the relationship between war and its 'other'? Are they opposites or versions of one  Read more...

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