Policing Wars: On Military Intervention in the Twenty-First Century

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Springer, Jun 15, 2016 - Social Science - 175 pages
Holmqvist presents an original account of the relationship between war and policing in the twenty first century. This interdisciplinary study of contemporary Western strategic thinking reveals how, why, and with what consequences, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq became seen as policing wars.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Narratives of Disorder
17
2 Perpetual Policing Wars
35
3 Policing the Globe
57
4 Power in Policing Wars
74
Policing Logics and War Without Antagonism
102
Conclusion
127
Notes
140
Index
168
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Caroline Holmqvist is Senior Lecturer in War Studies at the Swedish National Defence College in Stockholm, Sweden and a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for International Studies at the London School of Economics, UK. She has previously worked at the Stockholm Institute for International Affairs and at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.