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Andrew Bacevich: The Protean face of modern warfare, 3 March 2005

The Remnants of War 
by John Mueller.
Cornell, 258 pp., £16.50, September 2004, 0 8014 4239 7
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The Future of War: The Re-Enchantment of War in the 21st Century 
by Christopher Coker.
Blackwell, 162 pp., £50, October 2004, 1 4051 2042 8
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The New Wars 
by Herfried Münkler.
Polity, 180 pp., £14.99, October 2004, 0 7456 3337 4
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... the past, as the chameleon conforms to new conditions. Of the books considered here, only Herfreid Münkler’s The New Wars demonstrates anything like an adequate appreciation of what that process of adaptation promises to produce. Acknowledging that large-scale conventional conflict between nation-states may be waning, ...

What do Germans think about when they think about Europe?

Jan-Werner Müller: Germany’s Europe, 9 February 2012

... smaller states, whereas in a potential federal Europe the smaller states would simply be outvoted. Herfried Münkler, a Berlin academic and a prolific contributor to the national press, has taken a similar line. He dismisses concerns about the undemocratic nature of the EU. Europe, he insists, should become a global power player, and the precondition for ...

Depicting Europe

Perry Anderson, 20 September 2007

... this was a ‘benign empire in action’.7 In more tough-minded style, the German strategist Herfried Münkler, holder of the chair of political theory at Humboldt University in Berlin, has expounded the world-historical logic of empires in an ambitious comparative work, Imperien, whose ideas were first presented as an aide-mémoire to a conference ...

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