The Resource New and old wars : organized violence in a global era, Mary Kaldor

New and old wars : organized violence in a global era, Mary Kaldor

Label
New and old wars : organized violence in a global era
Title
New and old wars
Title remainder
organized violence in a global era
Statement of responsibility
Mary Kaldor
Title variation
New & old wars
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this analysis, Mary Kaldor argues that, in the context of globalization, what we think of as war - that is to say, war between states in which the aim is to inflict maximum violence - is becoming an anachronism. In its place is a new type of organized violence, which she calls new wars, which could be described as a mixture of war, organized crime and massive violations of human rights. The actors are both global and local, public and private. The wars are fought for particularistic political goals using tactics of terror and destabilization that are theoretically outlawed by the rules of modern warfare. An informal criminalized economy is built into the functioning of the new wars."--Jacket
  • "Political leaders and international institutions have been helpless in face of the spread of these wars mainly because they have not come to terms with their logic; the new wars are treated either as old wars or else as anarchy Kaldor's analysis offers a basis for a cosmopolitan political response to these wars, in which the monopoly of legitimate organized violence is reconstructed on a transnational basis and international peacekeeping is reconceptualized as cosmopolitan law enforcement. This approach also has implications for the reconstruction of civil society, political institutions, and economic and social relations."--Jacket
  • "New and Old Wars will be of the greatest interest to students of international relations, politics and political thought as well as to all those interested in the changing nature and prospect of warfare."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kaldor, Mary
Dewey number
355.0215
Index
index present
LC call number
U240
LC item number
.K34 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Low-intensity conflicts (Military science)
  • World politics
  • Guerre d'usure
  • Politique mondiale
  • Low-intensity conflicts (Military science)
  • World politics
  • Bewaffneter Konflikt
  • Bürgerkrieg
  • Krieg
  • Guerre d'usure
  • Politique mondiale - 1989-
  • Bewaffneter Konflikt
  • Bürgerkrieg
  • Krieg
Label
New and old wars : organized violence in a global era, Mary Kaldor
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-170) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Old wars -- Bosnia-Herzegovina: a case study of a new war -- The politics of new wars -- The globalized war economy -- Towards a cosmopolitan approach -- Governance, legitimacy and security
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 192 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036739955
Label
New and old wars : organized violence in a global era, Mary Kaldor
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-170) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Old wars -- Bosnia-Herzegovina: a case study of a new war -- The politics of new wars -- The globalized war economy -- Towards a cosmopolitan approach -- Governance, legitimacy and security
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 192 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036739955

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