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War

  • By: Miguel Centeno
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

War has both shaped and reflected global history. The most famous (and still the best) definition of war is from Carl von Clausewitz's On War: “an act of violence intended to compel our opponent to fulfill our will.” We can disaggregate this definition ...

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