Gift Cards Registry Wish List
0 Items $0.00 Total

The Shield of Achilles : Hard Cover

By BOBBITT

Item #9780375412929

24
Find in store!

Philip Bobbitt is Distinguished Senior Lecturer at the School of Law. Philip Bobbitt won the 2003 Grand Prize of the Robert W. Hamilton Book Awards for this book.
View author's profile here.

The Shield of Achilles is a classic inquiry into the nature of the State, its origin in war, and its drive for peace and legitimacy. Philip Bobbitt, a professor of constitutional law and a historian of nuclear strategy, has served in the White House, the Senate, the State Department, and the National Security Council in both Democratic and Republican administrations, and here he brings his formidable experience and analytical gifts to bear on our changing world. Many have observed that the nation-state is dying, yet others have noted that the power of the State has never been greater. Bobbitt reconciles this paradox and introduces the idea of the market-state, which is already replacing its predecessor. Along the way he treats such themes as the Long War (which began in 1914 and ended in 1990). He explains the relation of violence to legitimacy, and the role of key individuals in fates that are partially—but only partially—determined.

More

OTHER LONGHORNS VIEWED...



Product Reviews

Read 0 Review Write a Review

No reviews have been written for this product.
Be the first one!  – Write a Review