Focusing on the political economy of so-called new wars, this book presents a series of studies that analyse the complexities of current warfare by moving from the global sphere to local spots of organised violence. It thus raises questions about the very idea of intra-state wars and shows that these wars are inseparably linked to the global economy and the world political order. In this way, this study also offes a unique contribution to understanding the post-September 11 world.
This will be topical and controversial reading for students and scholars of international relations and international political economy, as well as experts in foreign policy, peace and conflict studies.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Towards global civil war? Dietrich Jung Part I - Theories of war-making and state-making under global constraints 1. A political economy of intra-state war: confronting a paradox Dietrich Jung 2. State formation and the economy of intra-state Wars Klaus Schlichte Part II - Policies of reconstruction and punishment 3. Protectorates and spoils of peace: political economy in south-east Europe Michael Puch 4. Suspended reality: historical perspectives on the political economy of northern Iraq Michael R. Hickok 5. The War on Drugs in the creation of the new world (dis)order Hans T. van der Veen Part III - Cases of War Economies 6. Profiting from war: Economic rationality and war in Lebanon Jurgen Endres 7. Between ethnic collision and mafia collusion: The "Balkan route" to state making Francesco Strazzari 8. Assisting structures of violence? Humanitarian assistance in the Somali conflict Joakin Gundel 9. Conclusions: the political economy of war-making and state-making in a globalizing world Dietrich Jung