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The Resource Collateral damage : a candid history of a peculiar form of death, Frederik Rosén

Collateral damage : a candid history of a peculiar form of death, Frederik Rosén

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Collateral damage : a candid history of a peculiar form of death
Title
Collateral damage
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a candid history of a peculiar form of death
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Frederik Rosén
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eng
Summary
The dilemmas precipitated by the unintentional killing of civilians in war, or 'collateral damage', shape many aspects of military conduct, yet noticeable by its absence has been a methodical examination of the place and role of this phenomenon in modern warfare. This book offers a fresh perspective on a distressing consequence of conflict. Rosén explains how collateral damage is linked to ideas of authority, thereby anchoring it to the existential riddles of our individual and collective lives, and that this peculiar form of death constitutes an image of what it means to be human. His investigation of collateral damage is notable too for how the death of non-combatants sheds light on some of today's critical challenges to war and global governance, such as the growing role of non-state actors, mercenary contractors and the impact of military privatization. In the ethical realm those who successfully prove that collateral damage has occurred also enter the debate about which institutions may exert authority and thus how a truly decentralized world might be organized. This is why the in many ways underrepresented victims of collateral damage appear on closer inspection to have experienced a most significant form of death.--
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Rosén, Frederik
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Critical war studies series
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  • Military ethics
  • Civilian war casualties
  • War victims
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Collateral damage : a candid history of a peculiar form of death, Frederik Rosén
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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text
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rdacontent
Control code
020543446
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 219 pages
Isbn
9781849044073
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • (Uk)016650785
  • (OCoLC)940501894
Label
Collateral damage : a candid history of a peculiar form of death, Frederik Rosén
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
020543446
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 219 pages
Isbn
9781849044073
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Uk)016650785
  • (OCoLC)940501894

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