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Author Wilson, Andrew R
Title War, Virtual War and Society : The Challenge to Communities
Imprint Amsterdam : BRILL, 2008
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Descript 1 online resource (182 pages)
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Series At the Interface / Probing the Boundaries Ser. ; v.v. 44
At the Interface / Probing the Boundaries Ser
Note Intro -- War, Virtual War and Society: The Challenge to Communities -- Contents -- Introduction -- Part I World War I -- "Train Yourselves to Defend Your Country": British Children's Novels in the First World War -- Through Comic Eyes: Punch, the British Army, and Pictorial Humour on the Western Front, 1914-1918 -- Budapest and the Great War: An Overview -- Part II Victims -- War Survivors' Fractured Identities in Hiroshima mon amour -- Victims and Perpetrators: Memory and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland -- Part III Cyberwar -- E-Jihad, Cyberterrorism and Freedom of Speech -- The New Minutemen: Civil Society, the Military and Cyberspace -- Part IV Parallels -- On the Similarities between Business and War -- Inventing the General: A Re-appraisal of the Sunzi bingfa -- Notes on Contributors
Rarely do academics and policymakers have the opportunity to sit down together and contemplate the broadest consequences of war. Our comprehension has traditionally been limited to war's causes, execution, promotion, opposition, and immediate political and economic ends and aftermath. But just as public health researchers are becoming aware of unexpected, subtle and powerful consequences of human economic action, we are beginning to realize that war has many short- and long-term consequences that we poorly understand but cannot afford to neglect. These papers contribute to a growing discourse among academics, scholars and lawmakers that is questioning and rethinking the nature and purpose of war. By studying the effects of war on communities we can more readily understand and anticipate the consequences of present and future conflicts. Such an understanding might well enable us to plan and execute military action with a more clearly defined set of post-war goals in mind. Whereas traditionally a government at war seeks the defeat of the adversary as its primary and often sole aim, through a clearer understanding of war's effects other aims will also become prominent. War, like surgery, could gradually become more refined, could minimize damage in ways that are currently unimaginable, and could involve an increasingly heavy responsibility to prepare for and facilitate reconstruction. Projects such as this volume are, of course, only the beginning. The more we understand the evolving nature of war, the better prepared we will be to protect communities from its harmful effects
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Wilson, Andrew R. War, Virtual War and Society : The Challenge to Communities Amsterdam : BRILL,c2008 9789042023475
Subject Communities -- Political aspects.;War and society
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Alt Author Perry, Mark L
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