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Unstaging War, Confronting Conflict and Peace

Authors: Fry, Tony

  • Provides a clear, global picture of the dramatic changes in the nature of war over recent decades
  • Explicates the failure of the politics and project of peace and the breakdown of the war/peace binary
  • Explores the inability of national and transnational organisations to sufficiently deliver peace in the face of contemporary causes of conflict
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  • Due: October 28, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-24720-1
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About this book

This book presents the concept of ‘unstaging’ war as a strategic response to the failure of the discourse and institutions of peace. This failure is explained by exploring the changing character of conflict in current and emergent global circumstances, such as asymmetrical conflicts, insurgencies, and terrorism. Fry argues that this pluralisation of war has broken the binary relation between war and peace: conflict is no longer self-evident, and consequentially the changes in the conditions, nature, systems, philosophies and technologies of war must be addressed.

Through a deep understanding of contemporary war, Fry explains why peace fails as both idea and process, before presenting ‘Unstaging War’ as a concept and nascent practice that acknowledges conflict as structurally present, and so is not able to be dealt with by attempts to create peace. Against a backdrop of increasingly tense relations between global power blocs, the beginnings of a new nuclear arms race, and the ever-increasing human and environmental impacts of climate change, a more viable alternative to war is urgently needed. Unstaging War is not claimed as a solution, but rather as an exploration of critical problems and an opening into the means of engaging with them.


About the authors

Tony Fry is a design philosopher, Adjunct Professor at the University of Tasmania, Australia, and Visiting Professor at the University of Ibagué, Colombia. He is a former soldier and has worked in a number of post-conflict situations. Tony is the author of fourteen books, the most recent being Remaking Cities (2017).


Buy this book

eBook $59.99
price for USA (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: October 28, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-24720-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: September 30, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-24719-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Unstaging War, Confronting Conflict and Peace
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-24720-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-24720-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-24719-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 332
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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