On the transformation of warfare: a plausibility probe of the new war thesis

@article{Heupel2010OnTT,
  title={On the transformation of warfare: a plausibility probe of the new war thesis},
  author={Monika Heupel and Bernhard Zangl},
  journal={Journal of International Relations and Development},
  year={2010},
  volume={13},
  pages={26-58}
}
  • M. Heupel, Bernhard Zangl
  • Published 19 February 2010
  • Political Science, History
  • Journal of International Relations and Development
This article intends to contribute to the debate on the emergence of so-called new wars by reconstructing the new war thesis in a way that allows an empirical assessment of the plausibility of the thesis. It makes explicit the defining criteria implicit to the new war thesis which claims that a fundamental transformation of modern intra-state warfare has taken place due to the end of the Cold War. It also lays out the causal mechanisms that underpin the alleged transformation of warfare. Based… 
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