The Metamorphosis of War


Editor: Avery Plaw
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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Biographical Note

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.

Table of contents

Acknowledgements 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