Civilians and Modern War: Armed Conflict and the Ideology of Violence by Daniel RothbartCivilians and Modern War: Armed Conflict and the Ideology of Violence by Daniel Rothbart

Civilians and Modern War: Armed Conflict and the Ideology of Violence

EditorDaniel Rothbart, Karina Korostelina, Mohammed Cherkaoui

Hardcover | March 23, 2012

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This book explores the issue of civilian devastation in modern warfare, focusing on the complex processes that effectively establish civilians' identity in times of war.

Underpinning the physicality of war's tumult are structural forces that create landscapes of civilian vulnerability. Such forces operate in four sectors of modern warfare: nationalistic ideology, state-sponsored militaries, global media, and international institutions. Each sector promotes its own constructions of civilian identity in relation to militant combatants: constructions that prove lethal to the civilian noncombatant who lacks political power and decision-making capacity with regards to their own survival.

Civilians and Modern Warprovides a critical overview of the plight of civilians in war, examining the political and normative underpinnings of the decisions, actions, policies, and practices of major sectors of war. The contributors seek to undermine the 'tunnelling effect' of the militaristic framework regarding the experiences of noncombatants.

This book will be of much interest to students of war and conflict studies, ethics, conflict resolution, and IR/Security Studies.

Daniel Rothbartis Professor of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University. He has published extensively in the fields of identity-based conflicts and the ethics of war, and currently co-chairs the Sudan Task Group.Karina V. Korostelinais Associate Professor of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University...
Title:Civilians and Modern War: Armed Conflict and the Ideology of ViolenceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:March 23, 2012Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415693934

ISBN - 13:9780415693936


Table of Contents

1. The Place and Plight of Civilians in Modern WarDaniel Rothbart, Karina Korostelina, and Mohammed D. Cherkaoui Part I: Targeting Civilians  2. The Role of Civilians in American War IdeologyRichard Rubenstein  3. Devastating Civilians at Home: The Plight of Crimean Tatars and Californians of Asian Decent during World War IIKarina Korostelina 4. Military Culture and Civilian Victimization: The Case of American Strategic Bombing in World War IIAlexander Downes  5. Double Victims: The Recruitment and Treatment of Child Soldiers in ChechnyaKarina Korostelina andJuliiaKononenko Part II: Preserving Civilian Immunity  6. The Politics of Civilian IdentityDaniel Rothbart  7. Israeli Soldiers' Perceptions of Palestinian Civilians during the 2009 Gaza WarNeta Oren  8.Civilian Vulnerability in Asymmetric Conflict: Lessons from the Second Lebanon and Gaza WarsMichael Gross  9.Civilians Overshadowed by Soldiers: Faceless Victims of the Public Media NarrativeMohammed D. Cherkaoui  10.Civilians, Pundits, and the Mediatized IdeologyMohammed D. Cherkaoui Part III: Redressing Anti-Civilian Practices  11. Trans-regional Military Dimensions of Civilian Protection: A Two-part Problem with a Two-part SolutionDonald C. F. Daniel and Tromila Wheat  12. Civilians Under the Law: Inequality, Intersectionality, and IronySusan Hirsch  13.The Price of JusticeMichael Miklaucic  14. Preventing Genocide: The Quest for System ResponseAndrea Bartoli and Testushi Ogata  15. Making AmendsSarah Holewinski  16.Conclusion: the Road AheadDaniel Rothbart, Karina Korostelina, and Mohammed D. Cherkaoui