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Violent globalisms: conflict in response to Empire

Beyer, Cornelia

Authors

Dr Cornelia Beyer C.Beyer@hull.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director for the Centre for Security Studies

Abstract

This monograph provides a structural explanation for the 'Global War on Terror' in terms of its broader context and causes. During the post-cold war unipolar world, the only superpower encounters an unprecedented challenge: a non-state enemy that is challenging its hegemony and uses violence as a strategic means. Given the international nature of this phenomenon, such a structural explanation requires an added necessity and urgency. This structural approach can provide for both a proper understanding of the phenomenon of international terrorism and for formulating effective policies to counter it.Current studies of transnational terrorism and the interrelated role of hegemonic power are undertheorized. This book remedies this theoretical neglect and in doing so opens up new modes of thinking about and struggling against global terrorism.

Book Type Authored Book
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Book Title Violent globalisms: conflict in response to Empire
ISBN 978-0-75467-205-0
Institution Citation Beyer, C. Violent globalisms: conflict in response to Empire. The University of Hull
Keywords REF 2014 submission