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The Resource Rethinking the nature of war, edited by Isabelle Duyvesteyn and Jan Angstrom

Rethinking the nature of war, edited by Isabelle Duyvesteyn and Jan Angstrom

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Rethinking the nature of war
Title
Rethinking the nature of war
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edited by Isabelle Duyvesteyn and Jan Angstrom
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eng
Summary
Have globalization, virulent ethnic differences, and globally operating insurgents fundamentally changed the nature of war in the last decades? Interpretations of war as driven by politics and state rationale, formulated most importantly by the nineteenth century practitioner Carl von Clausewitz, have received strong criticism. Political explanations have been said to fall short in explaining conflicts in the Balkans, Africa, Asia and the attacks of 11 September 2001 in the United States. This book aims to re-evaluate these criticisms by not only carefully scrutinizing Clausewitz's arguments and their applicability, but also by a careful reading of the criticism itself. In doing so, the contributions on this book present empirical evidence on the basis of several case studies, addressing various aspects of modern war, such as the actors, conduct and purposes of war. The book concludes that while the debate on the nature of war has far from run its course, the interpretation of war as postulatedby Clausewitz is not as inapplicable as some have claimed. Furthermore, the label a war receives, such as civil war, does not necessarily say much about the way this war is fought. Civil wars are not always irregular or unconventional wars. Changes in the conduct of war have unmistakably occurred but change should not overshadow the important continuities that exist in the nature of war and warfare.--Provided by publisher
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1972-
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Duyvesteyn, Isabelle
Index
index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Angstrom, Jan
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Cass contemporary security studies series
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  • War
  • World politics
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Rethinking the nature of war, edited by Isabelle Duyvesteyn and Jan Angstrom
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Debating the nature of modern war / Jan Angstrom -- Strategy in an age of 'low-intensity' warfare: why Clausewitz is still more relevant than his critics / M.L.R. Smith -- The concept of conventional war and armed conflict in collapsed states / Isabelle Duyvesteyn -- Warfare in civil wars / Stathis N. Kalyvas -- A different kind of war? September 11 and the United States' Afghan war / Colin McInnes -- New wars, old warfare? comparing US tactics in Vietnam and Afghanistan / Kersti Larsdotter -- The wars in former Yugoslavia in the 1990s: bringing the state back in / Bob De Graaff -- International operations to contain violence in a complex emergency / John Mackinlay -- Theories of globalisation and sub-state conflict / Paul B. Rich -- Elaborating the 'new war' thesis / Mary Kaldor -- Rethinking the nature of war: some conclusions / Isabelle Duyvesteyn
Control code
FIEb17288289
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 247 pages
Isbn
9780415354615
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)55600698
Label
Rethinking the nature of war, edited by Isabelle Duyvesteyn and Jan Angstrom
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Debating the nature of modern war / Jan Angstrom -- Strategy in an age of 'low-intensity' warfare: why Clausewitz is still more relevant than his critics / M.L.R. Smith -- The concept of conventional war and armed conflict in collapsed states / Isabelle Duyvesteyn -- Warfare in civil wars / Stathis N. Kalyvas -- A different kind of war? September 11 and the United States' Afghan war / Colin McInnes -- New wars, old warfare? comparing US tactics in Vietnam and Afghanistan / Kersti Larsdotter -- The wars in former Yugoslavia in the 1990s: bringing the state back in / Bob De Graaff -- International operations to contain violence in a complex emergency / John Mackinlay -- Theories of globalisation and sub-state conflict / Paul B. Rich -- Elaborating the 'new war' thesis / Mary Kaldor -- Rethinking the nature of war: some conclusions / Isabelle Duyvesteyn
Control code
FIEb17288289
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 247 pages
Isbn
9780415354615
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)55600698

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