Transnational Actors in War and Peace: Militants, Activists, and Corporations in World Politics

Transnational Actors in War and Peace: Militants, Activists, and Corporations in World Politics

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Transnational Actors in War and Peace provides a comparative examination of a range of transnational actors who have been key to the conduct of war and peace promotion, and of how they interact with states and each other. It explores the identities, organization, strategies and influence of transnational actors involved in contentious politics, armed conflict, and peacemaking.

While the study of transnational politics has been a rapidly growing field, to date, the disparate actors have not been analyzed alongside each other, making it difficult to develop a common theoretical framework or determine their influence on international security. This book brings together a diverse set of scholars focused on a range of transnational actors, such as: foreign fighters, terrorists, private military security companies, religious groups, diasporas, NGOs, and women’s peace groups. Malet and Anderson provide the standard for future study of transnational actors in this work intended for those interested in security studies, international relations, conflict resolution, and global governance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626164444
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 06/01/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 244
File size: 840 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

David Malet is Director of the Security Policy Studies program of the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. He is the author of Foreign Fighters: Transnational Identity in Civil Conflicts and Biotechnology and International Security. Miriam J. Anderson is assistant professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University, Canada. She is the author of Windows of Opportunity: How Women Seize Peace Negotiations for Political Change.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Transnational CenturyDavid Malet and Miriam J. Anderson

1. Knights of Columbus Catholic Recreation Clubs in Great Britain, 1917–19Luke Flanagan

2. Transnational Feminist Praxis in the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom in the Aftermath of the Second World WarCatia Cecilia Confortini

3.Governing Conflict through Transnational Corporations: The Case of Conflict MineralsVirginia Haufler

4. Beyond the Conflict: Diasporas and Postconflict Government ReconstructionJennifer M. Brinkerhoff

5 Exiles and Political Islam: Contrasting Khomeini’s Religious Nationalism with bin Laden’s Violent GlobalismAriel I. Ahram and John Gledhill

6. Foreign Fighters in the Syrian Civil WarDavid Malet

7. Mercenaries Gone Legit: Private Security Professionals and Private Military Security Companies as Transnational Actors Matthew LeRiche8. Transnational Humanitarian Action and Regime Complexity: The Case of Syria Phil Orchard

9 Women’s Advocacy Groups in Peace Negotiations Miriam J. Anderson

10 Containing Conflict: Authoritative Transnational Actors and the Management of Company- Community Conflict Kate Macdonald

Conclusion: Complex TransnationalismMiriam J. Anderson and David MaletContributors


What People are Saying About This

Peter Andreas

As this insightful volume demonstrates, the study of transnational actors in world politics, past and present, is alive and well. The editors have put together an eclectic and remarkably wide-ranging collection that reveals the striking diversity of non-state players on the world stage.

Clifford Bob

With innovation and verve, this book marries two literatures that should long since have coupled: sociologically-oriented theorizing about transnational NGOs and security-minded analyses of transnational fighters. Both analytic families will prosper from this fertile union, gaining fresh insights on how nonstate actors of all kinds affect war and peace.

Ann Florini

This important book achieves something rare: it effectively connects an apparently eclectic mix of expertise and topics on key issues to uncover hidden commonalities. It will appeal not only to International Relations scholars and policy specialists, but to everyone who wants to understand the changing nature of war and peace in the 21st century

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