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The Metamorphosis of War.

Plaw, Avery (Ed.)
Amsterdam/New York, NY, 2012, XVIII, 257 pp.
Pb: 978-90-420-3571-3
€ 60 / US$ 84
eBook: 978-94-012-0846-8
€ 54 / US$ 76

At the Interface/Probing the Boundaries

In the last few decades the practice, purpose and the very language of warfare have been radically transformed. This volume mobilizes the resources of a range of disciplines across the social sciences and humanities in combination with the insights of military practitioners to understand the metamorphosis of war.

Table of Contents
Avery Plaw and Axel Augé: Introduction: The Transformations of War
New Concepts of War and Terror
Nick Mansfield: Fighting for Peace: From the Social War to Armed Democracy
Jason Edwards: Foucault and the Continuation of War
Bob Brecher: Why There is No Such Thing as Political Terrorism
Confronting the New Wars: Law, Security and Diplomacy
Avery Plaw: The Legality of Targeted Killing as an Instrument of War: The Case of the US Targeting of Qaed Salim Sinan al-Harethi
Benjamin Rampp: Insecurity by Impreciseness: Towards a Specific Concept of Security
Stuart Murray: Towards an Enhanced Understanding of Diplomacy as the Business of Peace
New Wars, History and Cultural Change
Mustafa Serdar Palabiyik: The Changing Ottoman Perception of War: From the Foundation of the Empire to Its Disintegration
Pamela Chrabieh Badine: Youth and Peace: Alternative Voices in Lebanon
Tim Markham: The Correspondent’s Experience of War
Waging the New Wars
Timothy D. Hoyt: ‘Like a Phoenix from the Ashes’: The IRA as a Multi-Generational Movement and its Relevance for the War on Terror
Graeme Goldsworthy, Toby Chesson and Erica Pasini: Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright
Bård Mæland: From Manifest Degradation to Latent Anticipation: Military Boredom in the First World War and Afghanistan

Avery Plaw is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. He specializes in political theory and international relations with a particular interest in strategic studies. He is the author of Targeting Terrorists: A License to Kill? and the editor of Frontiers of Diversity: Explorations in Contemporary Pluralism.

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