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The Future of War: The Re-Enchantment of War in the Twenty-First Century

ISBN: 978-1-4051-2042-5
180 pages
October 2004, Wiley-Blackwell
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In this book, Professor Christopher Coker presents an original and controversial thesis about the future of war.

  • Argues that the biotechnology revolution has given war a new lease of life.

  • Draws on thinkers from Hegel and Nietzsche to the postmodernists.

  • Refers to modern fiction and films.

  • Part of the prestigious Blackwell Manifestos series.
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Foreword by Michael Evans.

Preface.

1. The Re-Enchantment of War.

2. The Warrior of The Future: Memes or Genes?.

3. Towards Post Human Warfare.

4. Beyond The Death Threshold.

5. The Death of Sacrifice.

6. To be Concluded?.

Notes.

Index.

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Christopher Coker is Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is the author of many books, including Waging War without Warriors (2002) and Humane Warfare (2001). He lectures regularly at Military Staff Colleges around the world.
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  • An original and controversial thesis about the future of war.

  • Argues that the biotechnology revolution has given war a new lease of life.

  • Draws on thinkers from Hegel and Nietzsche to the postmodernists.

  • Refers to modern fiction and films.

  • Part of the prestigious Blackwell Manifestos series
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"For all those who seek a deeper understanding of the contours of war, then this fine book should be required reading."

Michael Evans, Royal Military College, Duntroon


"An important and exciting book that draws on a remarkable range of sources."

Andrew Linklater, University of Wales, Aberystwyth

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