The Resource The myth of global chaos, Yahya Sadowski

The myth of global chaos, Yahya Sadowski

Label
The myth of global chaos
Title
The myth of global chaos
Statement of responsibility
Yahya Sadowski
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • After the cold war ended in 1989, American hopes for a new world order were quickly disappointed. A wave of violence soon erupted, engulfing regions from Rwanda and Somalia to Chechnya and Bosnia. These ʺclashes of civilizations, ʺ fundamentalist jihads and ethnic massacres appeared to be more savage and less rational than had been the long twilight struggle with the former Soviet Union. In an effort to understand these post-cold war conflicts and to advise the government on how to deal with them, a new school of foreign policy thought developed. Dubbed ʼchaos theory, ʼ it argues that the much-heralded processes of globalization are actually breeding a reaction of irrational violence. Thus, the spread of Western cultural icons through new electronic media often shocks and offends moral sensibilities in traditional societies. The explosive growth of international commerce ahs triggered a wave of migration and urbanization that throws together people from different cultures and fertilizes xenophobia. Chaos theory has already won converts in the U.S. military, the intelligence community and the foreign service. It has influenced an array of policies, particularly during the U.S. engagement in Bosnia
  • But chaos theory is mostly wrong. In this book, Yahya Sadowski outlines the growth of chaos theory and its growing influence, and then provides a thorough empirical critique. Using detailed studies of Bosnia and global comparisons, he shows that globalization has not played a decisive role in fueling recent conflicts. Indeed, journalistsʼ impressions notwithstanding, there is no evidence that warfare has become more savage or even more frequent since 1989. The advocates of chaos theory are thus urging the United States to invest in preparing for a threat that is largely mythical-a strategy that is at least wasteful and potentially dangerous. The author argues that the most useful tools for preventing or prosecuting post-cold war conflicts remain the same ones that worked in the recent past: crafty diplomacy, conventional military preparedness and expanded support for economic development. Includes information on Afghanistan, Africa, Argentina, Asia, Azerbaijan, Balkans, Bosnian conflict, China, conflict models, culture conflicts, Eastern Europe, Europe, Germany, Islam, Japan, Latin America, Malaysia, Middle East, Russia, Rwanda, Serbs, Singapore, Slovenia, Somalia, Syria, United Nations, United States, warfare, Western Europe, Yugoslavia, etc
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sadowski, Yahya M
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN496
LC item number
.S33 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethnic relations
  • Culture conflict
  • International relations and culture
  • Culture conflict
  • Ethnic relations
  • International relations and culture
  • Internationale orde
  • Internationale betrekkingen
  • Gewapende conflicten
  • Etnische conflicten
  • Sociale ontwikkeling
  • Economische ontwikkeling
  • Cultuurverandering
  • Relações étnicas e raciais
  • Conflitos internacionais
  • Relações internacionais (aspectos culturais)
Label
The myth of global chaos, Yahya Sadowski
Link
https://archive.org/details/mythofglobalchao00sado
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1 Triumph and Despair -- 2 Popularizing Chaos -- 3 Anomie and Social Violence -- 4 Globalization and Culture Conflict: The democracy trap, Cultural anomie, The economics of political chaos -- 5 The Varieties of Global Chaos Theory: The West against the rest, Civilization versus chaos -- 6 The Policy Implications of Global Chaos -- The Age of Fratricide: Long term changes in the pattern of warfare, What makes a conflict ethnic? -- 8 Globaloney: The globalization of culture, The global wave of democratization, Economic globalization -- 9 Post-Cold War Patterns of Conflict: Do culture wars breed in anomic societies? Are culture wars unusually savage? Are culture conflicts becoming more frequent? -- 10 The Mythology of Ethnic Conflict: The Moynihan thesis, Was war in Bosnia the result of ʼancient tribal rivalriesʼ? State collapse: cause or consequence? The varieties of state collapse, Conclusion -- 11 From Chaos to Complexity: Structural lessons, Assessing the risk of state collapse, ʼStructural adjustmentʼ without state collapse, Global complexity -- 12 Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 267 pages
Isbn
9780815776642
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98008943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)38438400
  • (OCoLC)ocm38438400
Label
The myth of global chaos, Yahya Sadowski
Link
https://archive.org/details/mythofglobalchao00sado
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1 Triumph and Despair -- 2 Popularizing Chaos -- 3 Anomie and Social Violence -- 4 Globalization and Culture Conflict: The democracy trap, Cultural anomie, The economics of political chaos -- 5 The Varieties of Global Chaos Theory: The West against the rest, Civilization versus chaos -- 6 The Policy Implications of Global Chaos -- The Age of Fratricide: Long term changes in the pattern of warfare, What makes a conflict ethnic? -- 8 Globaloney: The globalization of culture, The global wave of democratization, Economic globalization -- 9 Post-Cold War Patterns of Conflict: Do culture wars breed in anomic societies? Are culture wars unusually savage? Are culture conflicts becoming more frequent? -- 10 The Mythology of Ethnic Conflict: The Moynihan thesis, Was war in Bosnia the result of ʼancient tribal rivalriesʼ? State collapse: cause or consequence? The varieties of state collapse, Conclusion -- 11 From Chaos to Complexity: Structural lessons, Assessing the risk of state collapse, ʼStructural adjustmentʼ without state collapse, Global complexity -- 12 Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 267 pages
Isbn
9780815776642
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98008943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)38438400
  • (OCoLC)ocm38438400

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