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Terror and Consent: The Wars for the Twenty-first Century

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Philip Bobbitt is the Herbert Wechsler Professor of Federal Jurisprudence and the Director of the Center for National Security at Columbia University. He is also Senior Fellow at the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas. He has served as Associate Counsel to the President, Legal Counsel to the Senate Select Committee on the Iran-Contra Affair, the Counselor on International Law for the Department of State, and Director for Intelligence Programs, Senior Director for Critical Infrastructure, and Senior Director for Strategic Planning at the National Security Council. Formerly Senior Research Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford, where he was a member of the Modern History faculty, he was subsequently Senior Fellow in War Studies at Kings College, London. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He lives in New York, London, and Austin.

Synopsis:

A thought-provoking study of the new face of modern-day warfare integrates historical, legal, and strategic analyses to look at the concept of a "war on terror" from the perspective of governance, liberty, violence, and globalization, while examining its impact on public policy. 30,000 first printing.

Synopsis:

An urgent reconceptualization of the Wars on Terror from the

Table of Contents

Introduction: Plagues in the Time of Feast

PART I: THE IDEA OF A WAR AGAINST TERROR

1 The New Masque of Terrorism

2 The Market State: Arming Terror

3 Warfare Against Civilians

4 Victory Without Parades

PART II: LAW AND THE STRATEGY IN THE DOMESTIC THEATER OF TERROR

5 The Constitutional Relationship Between Rights and Powers

6 Intelligence, Information, and Knowledge

7 The Strategic Relationship Between Ends and Means

8 Terrorism: Supply and Demand

PART III: STRATEGY AND LAW IN THE INTERNATIONAL THEATER OF TERROR

9 The Illusion of an American Strategic Doctrine

10 Mise-en-Scne: The Properties of Sovereignty

11 Danse Macabre: Global Governance and Legitimacy

12 The Triage of Terror

Conclusion: A Plague Treatise for the Twenty-first Century

Coda

Acknowledgments

Notes

Selected Biography

Annotated Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307268501
Subtitle:
The Wars for the Twenty-first Century
Publisher:
A.A. Knopf
Author:
Bobbitt, Philip
Author:
Philip Bobbitt
Subject:
Political Science : Political Freedom & Security - Internati
Subject:
Computers : Programming Languages - General
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Terrorism
Subject:
Terrorism
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - International Secur
Subject:
Public Policy - General
Subject:
United States--Foreign relations--2001-
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
Politics | International Studies
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Subject:
Western Civilization-21st Century
Subject:
World History-1650 to Present
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080401
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
672

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"Synopsis" by , A thought-provoking study of the new face of modern-day warfare integrates historical, legal, and strategic analyses to look at the concept of a "war on terror" from the perspective of governance, liberty, violence, and globalization, while examining its impact on public policy. 30,000 first printing.
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