The Changing Places and Faces of War
What are the consequences of interventions? Does Islam justify and promote war? Why did the IRA declare a war on drugs? How do civilians fare in the aftermath of war? These and many other questions are discussed in this new volume on war and conflict. An interdisciplinary group of authors offers new and fascinating insights into regions of crises ranging from Afghanistan to Somalia, thereby investigating war and conflict by using political science theories, the Quran or even blogs. This specific combination of researchers and practitioners provides a unique take on state-building, political violence, development aid, peace negotiations, historic precedents, the aftermath of war for U.S. service members and the Islamic justification of violence. This volume is especially relevant in a post 9/11 period characterised by asymmetric and small wars and defined by its interrelatedness of issues and challenges. Nowadays, war and conflicts are not restrained anymore to their specific location, their effects spill over into other countries, societies and cultures.