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Terror and consent the wars for the twenty-first century by Philip Bobbitt

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Published by Anchor Books in New York .
Written in English


  • Terrorism,
  • Terrorism -- Government policy -- United States,
  • United States -- Foreign relations -- 2001-

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Edition Notes

StatementPhilip Bobbitt.
LC ClassificationsHV6432 .B625 2008
The Physical Object
Pagination676 p. :
Number of Pages676
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23940878M
ISBN 109781400077014
LC Control Number2009517293

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This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The digit and digit formats both s: 2. About Philip Bobbitt. Philip Bobbitt is the Herbert Wechsler Professor of Federal Jurisprudence and the Director of the Center for National Security at Columbia University.   'Philip Bobbitt is perhaps the outstanding political philosopher of our time.' -- Henry Kissinger 'This is a bold, wide-ranging and provocative book which grapples with one of the great challenges of our time' -- Timothy Garton-Ash 'he sets out with clarity and courage the first really comprehensive analysis of the struggle against terror' -- Tony Blair/5(29). In his book he argued that the U.S.'s dominance in the world is the primary cause of global terrorism and said that the U.S. should develop a new strategy to combat terrorists.

  Philip Bobbitt’s treatise on foreign policy is a manifesto for a new Atlanticism, not just a reassertion but a reinvention of the dominant role of the Anglo-American alliance.   He wants to see intervention "by states of consent" to protect civilians from genocide in "states of terror" (he wanted the US to take a lead in Rwanda and Darfur) and also from the . Excerpts-. From the book The New Masque of TerrorismMorano: What are you, Friend?Polly: A young Fellow, who hath been robb'd by the World; and I came on purpose to join you, to rob the World by way of open War with the whole World is brave and honourable. I hate the clandestine pilfering War that is practis'd among Friends and Neighbors in civil Societies.—John Gay, The Beggar. A study of the new face of modern-day warfare integrates historical, legal, and strategic analyses to look at the concept of a "war on terror" from the perspective of governance, liberty, violence, and globalization, while examining its impact on public policy/5(6).

Bobbitt reminds readers that government legitimized by the consent of the governedall of them, not just those of a particular party, creed, gender, or raceis relatively new in human history and. "For states of terror, targeting civilians is the point; for states of consent, protecting them is the objective even when they may sympathize with our enemies." Professor Bobbitt believes that authorities and decision makers resolutely refuse to recognize the sort of victory we must aim for. To meet this security threat, writes the author, states that depend on the consent of the governed must radically recalibrate their strategies and laws. Bobbitt’s prescriptions for preventing terrorism and the proliferation of WMDs, for intervening to prevent genocide or ethnic cleansing, and for mitigating the human-rights consequences of. Philip Bobbitt's Terror and Consent is a big book, enormous in concept, ambition, and sweep, full of portent for transnational politics in the twenty-first century.5/5(5).