Global War: the Concept of Modern War Under Attack

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Anderson V. Teixeira

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This article analyzes how the concept of modern war has been changed in its basic elements by the effects of globalization at the beginning of this century. The article takes a critical-analytical approach which seeks to structure the theoretical arguments from an historical perspective beginning with the transition from religious war to modern war. After examining how war became a globalized event at the beginning of the 21st century, the article proposes that one way to overcome —or attenuate the main effects of— the present reality presented by global war in the context of international relations would be to adopt a juridical globalism articulated into regionally based Nation-State communities.

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