War And The Transformation Of Global Politics

Paperback | May 15, 2010

byVivienne Jabri

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Late modern wars are legitimised through invocations of humanity; variously the rescue and protection of populations, the re-shaping of entire societies, and the re-constitution of the sphere of the international into a pacified cosmopolitan arena. Drawing on critical social and political thought, this book explores the implications of this legitimisation. It argues that these wars, often referred to as 'liberal', extend forms of exclusion and domination that make war a tool of control now articulated in global terms. In highlighting the domination of contemporary politics by discourses and practices that blur distinctions between war and peace, the international and the human, Jabri points to the dangers that lie at the heart of such practices. These dangers have implications not only for the liberal democratic state, but for the emergence of a global sphere of interaction based on mutual recognition.

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Late modern wars are legitimised through invocations of humanity; variously the rescue and protection of populations, the re-shaping of entire societies, and the re-constitution of the sphere of the international into a pacified cosmopolitan arena. Drawing on critical social and political thought, this book explores the implications of...

VIVIENNE JABRI is Professor of International Politics in the Department of War Studies, King's College London, UK.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 8.55 × 5.48 × 0.57 inPublished:May 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230251811

ISBN - 13:9780230251816

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements
Introduction: Understanding War and Violence
The Politics of Global War
Late Modernity, War and Peace
War, the International, the Human
War and the Politics of Cultural Difference
Beyond War and by Way of a Conclusion: Solidarity, the Politics of Peace and Political Cosmopolitanism
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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"...provides a discerning exploration of the place, role and import of the phenomenon of war in the transformations of global life." -- Emilian Kavalski, Political Studies Review "A complex read, this pulls together a provocative synthesis relevant to literatures in peace and justice studies, globalization, international relations theory, imperialism, and postcolonialism, while providing a compelling analytic framework for current international affairs... Recommended." —CHOICE