New and Old Wars : Organized Violence in a Global Era

  title={New and Old Wars : Organized Violence in a Global Era},
  author={Mary H. Kaldor},
  • M. Kaldor
  • Published 30 November 1998
  • Political Science
Mary Kaldor's New and Old Wars has fundamentally changed the way both scholars and policy-makers understand contemporary war and conflict. In the context of globalization, this path-breaking book has shown that what we think of as war - that is to say, war between states in which the aim is to inflict maximum violence - is becoming an anachronism. In its place is a new type of organized violence or 'new wars', which could be described as a mixture of war, organized crime and massive violations… 

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