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New and Old Wars


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Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition
1. Introduction
2. Old Wars
3. Bosnia-Herzegovina: A Case Study of a New War
4. The Politics of New Wars
5. The Globalized War Economy
6. Towards a Cosmopolitan Approach
7. The 'New Wars' in Iraq and Afghanistan
8. Governance, Legitimacy and Security

About the Author

Mary Kaldor is Professor of Global Governance at the London School of Economics and Political Science.


"A timely and important book. Putting the so-called revolutionin military affairs firmly to one side, Mary Kaldor has provided uswith a window into the future of war." Martin van Creveld, Hebrew University of Jerusalem "If you don t read Mary Kaldor s New and OldWars, you won t understand the world of violence we livein. And you will miss the only way out: the perspective of acosmopolitan realpolitik that Kaldor opens up and paints in detailin her highly sophisticated and original analysis. Now revised andupdated, it is the classical book on new wars." Ulrich Beck, University of Munich "More than any other book, the third edition of Mary Kaldor'sbrilliantly sustained enquiry into 'new wars' helps us grasp thecomplex terrain of political violence since the end of the ColdWar. The richness and clarity of the overall presentation greatlystrengthens Kaldor's stature as one of the most consistentlyimaginative and conceptually creative thinkers of our time on thecentral issues of global affairs." Richard Falk, Princeton University

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