War as Risk Management
By (author) Yee-Kuang Heng
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War as Risk Management by Yee-Kuang Heng
Book DescriptionThis major new study shows how war can be thought of in terms of proactive risk management rather than in terms of conventional threat response. It addresses why the study of 'risk management' has helped fields such as sociology and criminology conceptualize new policy challenges but has made limited impact on Strategic Studies with new case studies of recent Anglo-American military campaigns in Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq. The author shows how 'risk' is now a key defining feature of our globalized era, encompassing issues from global financial meltdown, terrorism, infectious diseases, to environmental degradation and how its vocabulary, such as the Precautionary Principle, now permeates the way we think about war, and how it now appears in US and UK defence policy documents, and speeches from both civilian and military staff. This book will be of great interest to all students and scholars of strategic studies, war studies, international relations and globalization.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415375894
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This text applies risk society theory to the 'War on Terror', steering the discussion away from the militaristic discourse of the Bush era towards an emphasis on global cooperation and a new cosmopolitan agenda.
War as Risk Management, Paperback (January 2009)» View all books by Yee-Kuang Heng
This book is about the reconfiguration of war as risk management in the post-Cold War, post-September 11 era. Confronted with ill-defined 'wars' against complex security risks such as WMD proliferation and terrorism, the main aim is to analyse an innovative inter-disciplinary approach to the 'transformation of war' debate.
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Author Biography - Yee-Kuang Heng
Trinity College, Dublin
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