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Understanding the Changing Nature of Conflict Against the Backdrop of Globalization

  • Andreas Krieg
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Abstract

This chapter introduces the contextual framework within which this book’s argument has to be understood—a transnational context in which the state competes with state and non-state actors in complex conflict environments. The state’s challenged role in a post-modern international system and the altered nature of the state’s role in complex post-modern operational environments constitutes the conceptual foundation for understanding security provision as a global good in humanitarian intervention as a typical post-modern conflict. In particular, this chapter demonstrates two major paradigm shifts in post-modern warfare that affect the soldier’s and the contractor’s conduct in future military humanitarian interventions: first, the privatization of force; and second, the use of unconventional insurgency/terrorist strategies and tactics.

Keywords

Liberal State State Sovereignty State Monopoly State Military Global Sphere 
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Bibliography

  1. Weiss, T. G. (2007). Humanitarian intervention: Ideas in action. Malden: Polity Press.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Krieg
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  1. 1.War & Defence StudiesKing’s College London War & Defence StudiesLondonUK

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