The Globalization of Political Violence: Globalization's Shadow

The Globalization of Political Violence: Globalization's Shadow

by Richard Devetak
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415425336

ISBN-13: 9780415425339

Pub. Date: 04/07/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The events of the 11th of September 2001 revealed most dramatically that globalization has a shadow. While large sections of the world’s population enjoy the perceived benefits of globalization, others seek to utilize globalization for their own politically violent purposes. If 9/11 demonstrated anything, it is that globalization can as readily

Overview

The events of the 11th of September 2001 revealed most dramatically that globalization has a shadow. While large sections of the world’s population enjoy the perceived benefits of globalization, others seek to utilize globalization for their own politically violent purposes. If 9/11 demonstrated anything, it is that globalization can as readily facilitate violence and insecurity as it can produce stability, prosperity and political order.

This edited volume offers important new methodological and multi-disciplinary insights into the study of globalization and political violence. It brings together studies from various disciplines in order to address the precise nature of the relationship between globalization and political violence as it seeks to offer new theoretical and empirical understandings of the types of actors involved in political violence, either as perpetrators or victims.

Examples of the studies include the changing character of state militaries and state-to-state conflict under globalization, the emergence of ‘new wars’ fuelled by globalization, the role of state militaries in intervention, new forms of violence directed by states against refugees and anti-globalization protesters, the role of terrorist actors post-9/11, networks for the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and the rise of private military firms amongst others.

The Globalization of Political Violence will be of interest to students and researchers of politics, international relations, security studies and international political economy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415425339
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/07/2008
Series:
Warwick Studies in Globalisation Series
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors. Preface and Acknowledgements. Part I: Introduction 1. Globalization’s Shadow: An Introduction to the Globalization of Political Violence Richard Devetak Part II: Military Force 2. Globalization and Military Force(s) Graeme Cheeseman 3. Cosmopolitanism and Military Intervention William Smith and Robert Fine Part III: Global Insecurity 4. Globalization and Political Violence: The Environmental Connection Lorraine Elliott 5. International Legal Responses to WMD proliferation Daniel H. Joyner Part IV: States of Violence 6. The Globalization of Violence against Refugees Sharon Pickering 7. Old Violences, New Challenges: The Adaptation of Basque ETA to its Changing Environment Asta Maskaliunaite Part V: State Failure and the Global Economy 8. State Failure and Intervention in Africa Paul-Simon Handy and Dunja Speiser 9. Post-Conflict Recovery: New Wars and the Global Economy Tony Addison Part VI: Counter-Globalizations 10. Antipodal Terrorists? Accounting for Differences in Australian "Global" Neojihadists Peter Lentini 11. "Viva Nihilism!" On Militancy and Machismo in (Anti-) Globalization Protest Sian Sullivan Bibliography

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