In Search of New Wars: The Debate About a Transformation of War

TitleIn Search of New Wars: The Debate About a Transformation of War
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsMello, Patrick A.
JournalEuropean Journal of International Relations
Volume16
Issue2
Start Page297
Pagination297-309
Date Published03/2010
Abstract

This article examines the literature on ‘new wars’ as it evolved in Germany, Great Britain and the USA. In order to gain an overview of this heterogeneous field of research five hypotheses are derived concerning characteristics of ‘new wars’: (1) the erosion of the state’s monopoly on the use of force; (2) the political economy of ‘new wars’; (3) ‘new wars’ as asymmetric wars; (4) ‘new wars’ as identity-based wars; and (5) terrorism within the framework of ‘new wars’. The concluding section addresses critiques, provides a brief summary and proposes future research.[Taken from article abstract]

URLhttp://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1354066109350053
Short TitleIn Search of New Wars
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