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- Wiley 2013; US$ 29.95
Mary Kaldor's New and Old Wars has fundamentally changed the way both scholars and policy-makers 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.... more...
- Biteback Publishing 2013; US$ 23.32
?This book is the story of how Western armies forgot how to fight real people. It is not about generals and strategies; it is focused on small groups of men in desperate situations and how they use their brains and their bullets to make the enemy surrender.? The closer people get to war the less they like it. The human brain is hard-wired with a primal,... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 14.99
In this provocative book, Andrew Bacevich warns of a dangerous dual obsession that has taken hold of Americans, both conservatives and liberals alike. It is a marriage of militarism and utopian ideology, of unprecedented military might wed to a blind faith in the universality of American values. This mindset, Bacevich warns, invites endless war and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 210.00
It is generally accepted that Britain was held together during the second world war by a spirit of national democratic `consensus'. But whose interests did the consensus serve? And how did it unravel in the years immediately after victory? This well observed and powerfully argued book overturns many of our assumptions about the national spirit of... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00
This book analyzes the justification of preventive war in contemporary asymmetrical international relations. It focuses on the most crucial aspect of prevention: uncertainty. It builds a new framework where the role of luck?whether military, political, moral, or normative?is a corrective to the traditional approaches of the just war tradition. more...
- Springer 2013; US$ 47.99
In einer sich rasch wandelnden Welt steht auch der Soldatenberuf vor neuen und wachsenden Herausforderungen. Dieses Handbuch bietet Grundlagen für eine umfassende und wissenschaftlich fundierte, dennoch praxisorientierte Reflexion des soldatischen Handelns und des militärischen Auftrags. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00
This edited volume places the body at the centre of critical thinking about war and its consequences. War is fundamentally embodied. The reality of war is not just politics by any other means but politics incarnate, politics written on and experienced through the thinking, feeling bodies of men and women. From steeled combatants to abject victims,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95
The decision to fight 'humanitarian wars' - such as Kosovo - and the development of technology to make war more humane, illustrates the trend in the West to try to humanise war, and thereby humanise modernity. This highly controversial and cutting-edge book asks whether the attempt to make war 'virtual' or 'virtuous' can succeed and whether the west... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00
This edited volume provides a comprehensive and critical review of what we know about military service and the life course, what we don?t know, and what we need to do to better understand the role of military service in shaping people's lives. It demonstrates that the military, like colleges and prisons, is a key social institution that engages individuals... more...
- Springer 2013; US$ 219.00
International Handbook of Reconciliation and Negotiation follows up on the research gathered from the PAIRTAPS (Perspectives on Govermental Aggression and Peace) survey that was administered in over 40 countries worldwide. Where the International Handbook of Government Aggression and Peace focuses on governmental acts of aggression... more...