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Commentary on Kögler: analysing the war in Ukraine through a 'new wars' perspective

Kaldor, Mary (2023) Commentary on Kögler: analysing the war in Ukraine through a 'new wars' perspective. European Journal of Social Theory, 26 (4). 479 - 489. ISSN 1368-4310

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This essay provides supplementary evidence for Kögler’s thesis. It argues that Putin will have ‘won’ if he succeeds in reducing Ukrainian society to a chaotic, fragmented, violent, long-term social condition that can be characterised as a ‘new war’. The essay describes the combination of the ‘political marketplace’ and exclusivist identity politics typical of new wars and how they apply to Putin’s Russia. It concludes with a proposal for negotiations based on principles, especially justice, instead of or as well as borders.

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Divisions: International Development
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2023 13:39
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2024 21:57

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