Mercenaries, Pirates, and Sovereigns

  • Princeton University Press
  • 1996
  • Elektronisk medie
  • 230
  • English
  • Udgave er ikke defineret
  • 9781400821242

The contemporary organization of global violence is neither timeless nor natural, argues Janice Thomson. It is distinctively modern. In this book she examines how the present arrangement of the world into violence-monopolizing sovereign states evolved over the six preceding centuries.