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This course will explore the different attitudes, perceptions and discourses of western countries on war since 1990. The course will briefly review the history of the conflicts in Iraq, the Balkans, Afghanistan and Libya and turn on to the analysis of the relationship between politics, society and the armed forces. It will analyze different national military and political traditions, examine remembrance and public discourses in the media. Primary sources will include newspapers, books, TV-documentaries, historical monuments and comics. These sources will unearth if and how the discourse about war and the military has changed since 1990 on a transnational level. Furthermore we will explore the extent to which value shifts in contemporary society have changed the approach to modern wars.
Marcel Bohnert, Lukas J. Reitstetter (Hrsg.), Armee im Aufbruch. Zur Gedankenwelt junger Offiziere in den Kampftruppen der Bundeswehr, Hamburg 2014. Christopher Coker, Waging War without Warriors? The Changing Culture of Military Conflict, London 2002 Mark A Duffield, Global governance and the new wars: the merging of development and security, London 2001. Sabine Manitz (Hrsg.), Democratic Civil-Military Relations. Soldierung in 21st Century Europe, London 2012. Herfried Münkler, Die neuen Kriege, Hamburg 2003 Mary Kaldor, New and old wars : organized violence in a global era, Cambridge 2006 Kaushik Roy, War and Society in Afghanistan. From the Mughals tot he Americans, 1500-2013, Oxford 2015, S. 155-276. Paolo Tripodi, Jessica Wolfendale, New Wars and New Soldiers, Farnham 2012
Active participation, presentation, paper
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