New and Old Wars: Organized Violence in a Global Era, Third Edition / Edition 3

New and Old Wars: Organized Violence in a Global Era, Third Edition / Edition 3

by Mary Kaldor
     
 

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ISBN-10: 080478549X

ISBN-13: 9780804785495

Pub. Date: 10/17/2012

Publisher: Stanford University Press

New and Old Wars has fundamentally changed the way both scholars and policy-makers understand contemporary war and conflict. In the context of globalization, this path-breaking book has shown that what we think of as war is becoming an anachronism. In its place is a new type of organized violence or 'new wars'—a mixture of war, organized crime, and

Overview

New and Old Wars has fundamentally changed the way both scholars and policy-makers understand contemporary war and conflict. In the context of globalization, this path-breaking book has shown that what we think of as war is becoming an anachronism. In its place is a new type of organized violence or 'new wars'—a mixture of war, organized crime, and massive violations of human rights.

This new edition has been fully revised and updated, and includes an afterword answering the critics of the New Wars argument. A new chapter shows how old war thinking in Afghanistan and Iraq greatly exacerbated what turned out to be, in many ways, archetypal new wars—characterized by identity politics, a criminalized war economy, and civilians as the main victims. The third edition of New and Old Wars will be essential reading for students of international relations, politics, and conflict studies, as well as to all those interested in the changing nature and prospect of warfare.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804785495
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
10/17/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
781,373
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition vi

Abbreviations x

1 Introduction 1

2 Old Wars 15

3 Bosnia-Herzegovina: A Case Study of a New War 32

4 The Politics of New Wars 71

5 The Globalized War Economy 94

6 Towards a Cosmopolitan Approach 119

7 The New Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan 151

8 Governance, Legitimacy and Security 185

Afterword 202

Notes 222

Index 248

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