Annals of the Fondazione Luigi Einaudi

An Interdisciplinary Journal of Economics, History and Political Science

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among scholars working in the field of social sciences
Volume LIII 1 - 2019

Globalisation, Individualisation and the Changing Politics of (In)security

Elisabetta Brighi,
pp. 55-62
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To survey the landscape of international conflict today is to take in the enormous transformations in the ways in which violence has been operating politically over the last century. The first part of this article offers some contextual and critical reflections on the question of how international conflict has changed in light of globalisation, focusing on the changing politics of contemporary conflict and insecurity. The second part engages the question of the individualisation of violence and addresses some of the themes raised in Jennifer Welsh’s article. The third and final part offers some closing remarks on the future of peace and war in the contemporary international scenario and engages with Neta Crawford’s arguments concerning the contested place of the US in the global economy of international conflict.