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The Resource Globalization, war, and peace in the twenty-first century, William R. Nester

Globalization, war, and peace in the twenty-first century, William R. Nester

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Globalization, war, and peace in the twenty-first century
Title
Globalization, war, and peace in the twenty-first century
Statement of responsibility
William R. Nester
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Violence is as old as humanity. Organized violence or war is as old as the first organized societies. Throughout history most states were either preparing for, engaging in, or recovering from war. Yet recently the threat or use of violence in international relations, known as geopolitics, has sharply diminished as nearly all states are at peace all or most of the time. Nonetheless geopolitical conflicts instigated by rogue states, militant ideologies, transnational terrorist groups, revolutionary movements, or voracious, ruthless economic interests continue to plague countries and regions around the world. Although each geopolitical conflict has unique causes, underlying them all is some volatile mix of the best and worst of human nature. Many a war has been fought under the lofty banner of justice, freedom, and equality. Many more, however, are provoked by the far darker motives of greed, aggression, fear, vengeance, hatred, and ignorance. Globalization, War, and Peace in the Twenty-first Century explores humanity's most persistent and tragic problem by answering five crucial questions: How is military power created and asserted? How do international laws and organizations constrain war? Why do nations go to war or stay at peace? What continuities and changes characterize recent warfare? What are weapons of mass destruction and what is the likelihood of them being used? What are the source, methods, and results of terrorism and counterterrorism?"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
303.6/6
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ6385
LC item number
.N47 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Globalization, war, and peace in the twenty-first century, William R. Nester
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
198 p.
Isbn
9780230106994
Lccn
2010014446
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn567165979
  • (OCoLC)ocn697279235
Label
Globalization, war, and peace in the twenty-first century, William R. Nester
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
198 p.
Isbn
9780230106994
Lccn
2010014446
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn567165979
  • (OCoLC)ocn697279235

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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