Transnational Actors in War and Peace

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256 pp., 6 x 9
ISBN: 9781626164420 (1626164428)

256 pp., 6 x 9
ISBN: 9781626164437 (1626164436)

July 2017
LC: 2016035821



Transnational Actors in War and Peace
Militants, Activists, and Corporations in World Politics
David Malet and Miriam J. Anderson, Editors
Transnational Actors in War and Peace provides a comparative examination of a range of transnational actors who have been key to the conduct of war and peace promotion, and of how they interact with states and each other. It explores the identities, organization, strategies and influence of transnational actors involved in contentious politics, armed conflict, and peacemaking.

While the study of transnational politics has been a rapidly growing field, to date, the disparate actors have not been analyzed alongside each other, making it difficult to develop a common theoretical framework or determine their influence on international security. This book brings together a diverse set of scholars focused on a range of transnational actors, such as: foreign fighters, terrorists, private military security companies, religious groups, diasporas, NGOs, and women's peace groups. Malet and Anderson provide the standard for future study of transnational actors in this work intended for those interested in security studies, international relations, conflict resolution, and global governance.
David Malet is Director of the Security Policy Studies program of the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University. He is the author of Foreign Fighters: Transnational Identity in Civil Conflicts and Biotechnology and International Security.

Miriam J. Anderson is an assistant professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University, Canada. She is the author of Windows of Opportunity: How Women Seize Peace Negotiations for Political Change.
"With innovation and verve, this book marries two literatures that should long since have coupled: sociologically-oriented theorizing about transnational NGOs and security-minded analyses of transnational fighters. Both analytic families will prosper from this fertile union, gaining fresh insights on how nonstate actors of all kinds affect war and peace."—Clifford Bob, Professor of Political Science and Raymond J Kelley Endowed Chair of International Relations, Duquesne University

"As this insightful volume demonstrates, the study of transnational actors in world politics, past and present, is alive and well. The editors have put together an eclectic and remarkably wide-ranging collection that reveals the striking diversity of non-state players on the world stage."—Peter Andreas, John Hay Professor of International Studies, Brown University

"This important book achieves something rare: it effectively connects an apparently eclectic mix of expertise and topics on key issues to uncover hidden commonalities. It will appeal not only to International Relations scholars and policy specialists, but to everyone who wants to understand the changing nature of war and peace in the 21st century"—Ann Florini, Professor of Public Policy, Singapore Management University