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Global governance and the new wars

Global governance and the new wars

the merging of development and security

  • Author: Mark R. Duffield
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781856497497
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 293
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This book explores the growing merger of development and security. War is now an important part of development discourse, and Mark Duffield unravels the nature of the new wars in Africa, the Balkans, Central Asia. He looks at the response of the international community and emerging systems of global governance. He also examines the breakdown of order, as fragmented sovereignties confront an increasingly weakened central authority in which humanitarian intervention co-exists with instability and inequality.

Global Governance and the New Wars

Global Governance and the New Wars

The Merging of Development and Security

  • Author: Mark Duffield
  • Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1780329822
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 320
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In this hugely influential book, originally published in 2001 but just as - if not more - relevant today, Mark Duffield shows how war has become an integral component of development discourse. Aid agencies have become increasingly involved in humanitarian assistance, conflict resolution and the social reconstruction of war-torn societies. Duffield explores the consequences of this growing merger of development and security, unravelling the nature of the new wars and the response of the international community, in particular the new systems of global governance that are emerging as a result. An essential work for anyone studying, interested in, or working in development or international security.

New and Old Wars

New and Old Wars

Organized Violence in a Global Era

  • Author: Mary Kaldor
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780804737210
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 192
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Since 1989, the threat of nuclear war has receded and so has the threat of large-scale interstate conventional war. Yet during the 1990s millions have died in wars in Africa, Eastern Europe and elsewhere, and millions more have become refugees or displaced persons.

The Diffusion of Power in Global Governance

The Diffusion of Power in Global Governance

International Political Economy meets Foucault

  • Author: S. Guzzini,I. Neumann
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137283556
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 276
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The study of global governance has often led separate lives within the respective camps of International Political Economy and Foucauldian Studies. Guzzini and Neumann combine these to look at an increasingly global politics with a growing number of agents, recognising the emergence of a global polity.

The Liberal Peace and Post-War Reconstruction

The Liberal Peace and Post-War Reconstruction

Myth Or Reality?

  • Author: Roger MacGinty,Oliver Richmond
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317989708
  • Category: History
  • Page: 136
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The post-Cold War has witnessed enormous levels of western peacekeeping, peacemaking and reconstruction intervention in societies emerging from war. These western-led interventions are often called ‘liberal peacebuilding’ or ‘liberal interventionism’, or statebuilding, and have attracted considerable controversy. In this study, leading proponents and critics of the liberal peace and contemporary post-war reconstruction assess the role of the United States, European Union and other actors in the promotion of the liberal peace, and of peace more generally. Key issues, including transitional justice and the acceptance/rejection of the liberal peace in African states are also considered. The failings of the liberal peace (most notably in Iraq and Afghanistan, but also in other locations) have prompted a growing body of critical literature on the motivations, mechanics and consequences of the liberal peace. This volume brings together key protagonists from both sides of the debate to produce a cutting edge, state of the art discussion of one the main trends in contemporary international relations. This book was originally published as a special issue of Global Society.

New & Old Wars

New & Old Wars

  • Author: Mary Kaldor
  • Publisher: Polity
  • ISBN: 0745638643
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 231
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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 or ‘new wars’, 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. An informal criminalized economy is built into the functioning of the new wars. 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. This approach also has implications for the reconstruction of civil society, political institutions, and economic and social relations. This second edition has been fully revised and updated to deal fully with the implications of ‘the new wars’ in the post 9-11 world. In a new chapter, Kaldor shows how old war thinking in Iraq has has greatly exacerbated what is, in many ways, the archetypal new war – with insurgency, chaos and the occupying forces’ lack of direction prescient of a different kind of conflict now emerging in the 21st Century. Like its predecessor, the second edition of New and Old Wars will be essential reading for students of international relations, politics and conflict studies as well as to all those interested in the changing nature and prospect of warfare.

Migrants and Race in the US

Migrants and Race in the US

Territorial Racism and the Alien/Outside

  • Author: Philip Kretsedemas
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135123446
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 208
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This book explains how migrants can be viewed as racial others, not just because they are nonwhite, but because they are racially "alien." This way of seeing makes it possible to distinguish migrants from a set of racial categories that are presumed to be indigenous to the nation. In the US, these indigenous racial categories are usually defined in terms of white and black. Kretsedemas explores how this kind of racialization puts migrants in a quandary, leading them to be simultaneously raced and situated outside of race. Although the book focuses on the situation of migrants in the US, it builds on theories of migrants and race that extend beyond the US, and makes a point of criticizing nation-centered explanations of race and racism. These arguments point toward the emergence of a new field visibility that has transformed the racial meaning of nativity, migration and migrant ethnicity. It also situates these changing views of migrants in a broader historical perspective than prior theory, explaining how they have been shaped by a changing relationship between race and territory that has been unfolding for several hundred years, and which crystallizes in the late colonial era.

The Root Causes of Sudan's Civil Wars

The Root Causes of Sudan's Civil Wars

  • Author: Douglas Hamilton Johnson
  • Publisher: James Currey Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780852553923
  • Category: South Sudan
  • Page: 234
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Updated with commentary on the Peace Agreement and the war in Darfur.

Contending Perspectives on Global Governance

Contending Perspectives on Global Governance

Coherence and Contestation

  • Author: Alice D. Ba,Matthew J. Hoffmann
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134249934
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 288
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Global governance is fast becoming a ubiquitous phrase, succeeding globalization as the latest buzz term. But exactly what does it mean? For many scholars and policymakers the term captures important aspects of world politics. This unique volume delivers and compares the key perspectives of the leading thinkers in the area, equipping the reader with an excellent understanding of the debate now defining and mapping the future of this term. This comparative approach is underpinned by a lucid theoretical framework which guides the reader towards building a clear sense of the debate and its complexities. A wide range of empirical issues are covered, including those of Security, International Political Economy, Environment, Human Rights, Social Movements and Regulation. Including theorists of social constructivism, liberal imperialism and realism, this is an essential book for students and scholars which stimulates discussion and presents a fully rounded picture of global governance.

Liberal Peace Transitions

Liberal Peace Transitions

  • Author: Oliver P Richmond
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 0748687963
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 240
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A critical assessment of current liberal approaches to post-conflict statebuilding with constructive suggestions as to where improvements might be made. Newly available in paperback.