The Metamorphosis of War


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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.

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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.
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 Palabıyık: 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
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