The state of war
Rengger, Nicholas and Kennedy-Pipe, Caroline. (2008) The state of war. International Affairs , Vol.84 (No.5). pp. 891-901. ISSN 0020-5850Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2346.2008.00744.x
This article frames the discussion of the 'state of war' in this issue of International Affairs. Beginning by noting the continued recurrence of 'traditional' modes of war along side so-called 'new wars' and calling to aid Rousseau's brutal satire of 1756, The state of war, the article offers a discussion of three 'responses' to the reality of war in international relations-the heroic response, the realpolitik response and the compassionate response and argues that a synthesis between them characterizes the general approach to war in any historical period. It then considers how the contemporary synthesis might be viewed and offers thoughts on the articles in this issue in the light of this suggestion.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||J Political Science > JZ International relations|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Politics and International Studies|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||International relations, War (International law)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||International Affairs|
|Publisher:||Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.|
|Official Date:||3 October 2008|
|Number of Pages:||12|
|Page Range:||pp. 891-901|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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