War and the New Disorder in the 21st Century: Compact

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Bloomsbury Academic, Jun 20, 2005 - Political Science - 192 pages
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The second edition of Jeremy Black's War has been completely revised in the light of recent events in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Jeremy Black's book prophetically explores the realities of war in a globalized world where growing prosperity can increase the likeliehood of conflict and American power is likely to be increasingly challenged.

In his five new chapters Black conducts his argument in terms of New World Disorder, specifically the failure of Western models of globalisation to engage support. There is extensive discussion of military structures in the West, as they are `reconfigured` to take account of new political realities. Black considers that the USA is an `eccentric` military power and developments in the USA should not be treeated as a paradigm for those elsewhere. Instead, growing lawlessness accross much of the world will be the main factor for consideration, specifically in the failure to maintain order/control in Sub Saharan Africa, South Asia and Latin America.

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Jeremy Black is Professor of History at the University of Exeter, UK, and a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of America and the West at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia, USA. His books include War: A Short History, The War of 1812 and The Great War and the Making of the Modern World (all published by Continuum).

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