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The Resource The new dogs of war : nonstate actor violence in international politics, Ward Thomas

The new dogs of war : nonstate actor violence in international politics, Ward Thomas

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The new dogs of war : nonstate actor violence in international politics
Title
The new dogs of war
Title remainder
nonstate actor violence in international politics
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Ward Thomas
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eng
Summary
As Ward Thomas details in The New Dogs of War, militias and paramilitary groups wield greater power than national governments in many countries, while in some war zones private contractors perform missions previously reserved for uniformed troops. Most ominously, terrorist organizations with global reach have come to define the security landscape for even the most powerful nations. Across the first decades of the twenty-first century we have witnessed a dramatic rise in the use of military force by these nonstate actors in ways that have impacted the international system, leading Thomas to undertake this valuable assessment of the state of play at this critical moment. To understand the spread of nonstate violence, Thomas focuses on the crucial role played by an epochal transformation in international norms. Since the eighteenth century, the Westphalian model of sovereignty has reserved the legitimate use of force to states. Thomas argues that normative changes in the decades after World War II produced a "crisis of coherence" for formal and informal rules against nonstate violence. In detailed case studies of nonstate militias, transnational terrorist networks, and private military contractors, Thomas explains how forces contesting state prerogatives exploited this crisis, which in turn reshaped international understandings of who could legitimately use force. By considering for the first time all three purveyors of nonstate violence as aspects of the same phenomenon, The New Dogs of War explains this fundamental shift in the norm that for centuries gave states the monopoly on military force
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Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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1963-
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Thomas, Ward
Dewey number
327.1/17
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Political violence
  • Non-state actors (International relations)
  • Security, International
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adult
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The new dogs of war : nonstate actor violence in international politics, Ward Thomas
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text
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rdacontent.
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MWT14476699
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1 online resource.
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  • online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781501758904
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia.
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  • c
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MWT14476699
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remote
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14476699
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The new dogs of war : nonstate actor violence in international politics, Ward Thomas
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT14476699
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781501758904
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT14476699
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
14476699
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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