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Krig: Hur konflikter format våra samhällen

Det påstås att ungefär 14 500 krig har utkämpats sedan år 3 500 f.Kr. Mänskligheten har bara erfarit 300 år av fred på jorden. Under 1900-talet dödades fler människor i krig än något tidigare sekel. Relativt sett dödar vi dock varandra mer sällan. Håller vi gradvis på att bli mer fredliga?  Oavsett hur många som dödas, och med vilken metod, kan vi vara säkra på att krig kommer att fortsätta utkämpas. Ligger orsakerna till krig i samhället eller i biologin, i tävlan om ekonomiska resurser eller sexuella, i historiska omständigheter eller i en universell våldsinstinkt? Allt sedan antiken fram till dagens terrorism har krig varit förstörare och skapare av stater och civilisationer.  Essäerna i denna antologi har sitt ursprung i det internationellt välrenommerade Engelsbergsseminariet 2015 och är skrivna av historiker, journalister, tänkare, forskare och författare från hela världen. Huvudredaktörer är Kurt Almqvist och Alexander Linklater. 

  • ISBN: 9789189069763
  • Published: 2022-08-15
  • Graphic design: Patric Leo
  • 175x250x33 mm. 376 pages.

Editors

Alexander Linklater is a freelance writer and associate editor of Prospect magazine.

Authors

Pascal Vennesson is Professor of Political Science and a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Frederick Kagan is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where he is director of its Critical Threats Project.

Kimberly Kagan is the founder and president of the Institute for the Study of War.

Fredrik Logevall is an historian and educator at Harvard University, where he is the Laurence D Belfer Professor of International Affairs and Professor of History.

Peter Pomerantsev is a senior fellow at the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University, where he co-directs the Arena Initiative, a research project dedicated to overcoming the challenges of digital-era disinformation and polarisation.

Jessica Stern is a research professor at the Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University and a senior fellow at Harvard’s School of Public Health.

Dick Harrison is Professor of History at Lund University.

Rolf Ekéus has served as a diplomat in Germany, Kenya, the UN, New York and the Netherlands.

Alexei Arbatov is a Russian political scientist, academic, author and former politician.

Philip Bobbitt is the Herbert Wechsler Professor of Federal Jurisprudence at Columbia University, and Distinguished Senior Lecturer at the University of Texas.

Rana Mitter, OBE FBA, is Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China, and a fellow of St Cross College, at the University of Oxford.

Malise Ruthven is a former scriptwriter for the BBC World Service.

Elisabeth Kendall is senior research fellow in Arabic and Islamic Studies at Pembroke College, Oxford.

Nathan Shachar studied Arabic, philosophy and Spanish history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Sir Hew Strachan, FBA, FRSE, has been Wardlaw Professor of International Relations at the University of St Andrews since 2015.

Lawrence Freedman was Professor of War Studies at King’s College London from 1982 to 2014 and vice principal from 2003 to 2013.

Rob Johnson is the senior research fellow of Pembroke College, associate of the Department of Politics and International Relations and director of the Oxford Changing Character of War Centre, at the University of Oxford.

Janne Haaland Matláry is Professor of Political Science at the University of Oslo and the Norwegian Command and Staff College.

Tom Holland is a historian and translator.

Christopher Coker is director of LSE IDEAS, a foreign policy think tank at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Charly Salonius-Pasternak is a senior research fellow at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, Helsinki, where his primary areas of research are foreign, security and defence policy.

Andrew Preston is Professor of American History at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Clare College, where he is director of studies in history.

Gregory Feifer is executive director of the Institute of Current World Affairs in Washington.

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