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Published: 29 March 2011

256 Pages

ISBN: 9780199327416

Bookseller Code (06)

Art of Coercion

The Primitive Accumulation and Management of Coercive Power

Antonio Giustozzi

  • Challenges the history of liberal interventionism to show that twisting the arms of warring parties to reach a settlement based on inclusiveness rarely succeeds
  • Provides a new approach to thinking about security forces and their relationship to state building
  • Draws on examples of coercive power throughout history, including Zapata's Mexico and the Boer War

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