Theorizing war: from Hobbes to Badiou

Nick Mansfield*

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War is always defined in relation to something else: peace, society, civilisation, friendship or love. What is the relationship between war and its ‘other’? Are they opposites or versions of one another? This book surveys four hundred years of thinking about the definition of war, from Hobbes and Clausewitz to Badiou and Žižek.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBasingstoke, UK; New York
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages174
ISBN (Electronic)9780230234949
ISBN (Print)9780230537323
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008

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