War: Contemporary Perspectives on Armed Conflicts around the World presents a broad variety of interdisciplinary and social scientific perspectives on the causes, processes, cultural representations, and social consequences of the armed conflicts between and within nations and other politically organized communities. This book provides theoretical views of armed conflict and its impact on people and institutions around the world.
1. The Nature of War 2. The Evolution of War 3. The War Machine (Bureaucracy and the Political Economy) 4. War and Social Stratification 5. Human Costs of War 6. Cultural Representations of War 7. War of Today and Tomorrow 8. Peace and Anti-War Movements