New and Old Wars: Organized Violence in a Global Era, Second Edition / Edition 2

New and Old Wars: Organized Violence in a Global Era, Second Edition / Edition 2

by Mary Kaldor
ISBN-10:
0804756457
ISBN-13:
9780804756457
Pub. Date:
01/17/2007
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
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New and Old Wars: Organized Violence in a Global Era, Second Edition / Edition 2

Mary Kaldor's New and Old Wars has fundamentally changed the way we understand contemporary war and conflict. In the context of globalization, this path-breaking book has shown that 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 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.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804756457
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 01/17/2007
Edition description: 2
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


Preface to the Second Edition     vii
Abbreviations     xii
Introduction     1
Old Wars     15
Bosnia-Herzegovina: A Case Study of a New War     33
The Politics of New Wars     72
The Globalized War Economy     95
Towards a Cosmopolitan Approach     119
The 'New War' in Iraq     150
Governance, Legitimacy and Security     178
Notes     195
Index     219

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