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The SAGE Handbook of Political Science presents a major retrospective and prospective overview of the discipline. Comprising three volumes of contributions from expert authors from around the world, the handbook aims to frame, assess and synthesize research in the field, helping to define and identify its current and future developments. It does so from a truly global and cross-area perspective. Chapters cover a broad range of aspects, from providing a general introduction to exploring important subfields within the discipline. Each chapter is designed to provide a state-of-the-art and comprehensive overview of the topic by incorporating cross-cutting global, interdisciplinary, and, where this applies, gender perspectives. The Handbook is arranged over seven core thematic sections: Part 1: Political Theory; Part 2: Methods; Part 3: Political Sociology; Part ...

New Wars in the Global South
New wars in the global south
Atta El-Battahani

From international relations to political theory, all fields and disciplines in social science have been deeply affected, and in some instances shaped, by post-Cold War developments. As part of these developments, studies focusing on war have seen major debates on the nature, driving forces, tempo and consequences of wars – debates that have resulted, among other things, in coining concepts and theories of new wars (see also MÜnkler, Chapter 78, this Handbook).

This chapter deals with new wars in the Global South (NWGS), focusing mainly on particular case studies in Africa and Asia (with passing reference to South America). Each case study sheds light on a particular aspect ...

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