Clausewitz and African War: Politics and Strategy in Liberia and Somalia / Edition 1

Clausewitz and African War: Politics and Strategy in Liberia and Somalia / Edition 1

by Isabelle Duyvesteyn, Duyvesteyn Isab, I. Duyvesteyn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0714657247

ISBN-13: 9780714657240

Pub. Date: 11/01/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book shows that wars that have hitherto been mainly interpreted as driven by economic, resource, ethnic or clan interests (such as the conflicts in Liberia and Somalia in the early 1990s) do have an overriding political rationale, which revalidate Carl von Clausewitz's nineteenth-century understanding of war.  See more details below

Overview

This book shows that wars that have hitherto been mainly interpreted as driven by economic, resource, ethnic or clan interests (such as the conflicts in Liberia and Somalia in the early 1990s) do have an overriding political rationale, which revalidate Carl von Clausewitz's nineteenth-century understanding of war.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714657240
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/01/2004
Series:
Cass Military Studies Series
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1Clausewitz, the nature of war and African warfare1
2Case study I : Liberia, 1989-9721
3Case study II : Somalia, 1988-9537
4Political actors53
5Political interests75
6Political instruments and conventional war93
7Politics and strategy in African wars : intervention dilemmas107

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