Empire Lite ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Michael Ignatieff

Empire Lite

Vintage Digital
Publication date: November 2010
ISBN: 9781446419380
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

Our price:
$13.99
In Empire Lite, Michael Ignatieff explores both sides of what he sees as a new global empire - the imperial and the humanitarian - and argues that the international community has failed to engage intelligently with the problems of nation building in the aftermath of apocalyptic events. The collapse of political order around the world is now seen as a major threat, and a new international order is emerging, one that is crafted to suit American imperial objectives. Western powers, led by the United States, are banding together to rebuild state order in war-torn societies for the sake of global stability and security. This presents humanitarian agencies with the dilemma of how to keep their programs from being suborned to imperial interests. Yet they know that there are some problems for which there are only imperial solutions - it was American air-power that made an uneasy peace and humanitarian reconstruction possible, first in Bosnia, then in Kosovo, and finally in Afghanistan. This forces them to be unwilling accomplices of America's wider imperial project. This is the new world of geopolitics we live in and must try to grasp. The vivid, cogent essays in this book attempt to understand the phenomenon of state collapse and state failure in the world's zones of danger and the gradual emergence of an American led humanitarian empire. Focussing on nation building in Bosnia, Kosovo and Afghanistan, Ignatieff reveals how American military power, European money and humanitarian motive have combined to produce a form of imperial rule for a post-imperial age. Drawing on his own experiences of war zones, and with an extraordinary account of life in Afghanistan, Ignatieff identifies the illusions that make a genuine act of solidarity so difficult and asks what can be done to help people in war-torn societies enjoy the essential right to rule themselves.
Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
Empire Lite ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
446 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Other books by Michael Ignatieff
The Russian Album ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Michael Ignatieff
The Russian Album
Michael Ignatieff
Picador, January 2015
ISBN: 9780312281830
Format: ePub
Our price: $7.99
The Needs of Strangers ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Michael Ignatieff
The Needs of Strangers
Michael Ignatieff
Picador, January 2015
ISBN: 9780312281809
Format: ePub
Our price: $7.99
The Lesser Evil: Political Ethics in an Age of Terror PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Michael Ignatieff
The Lesser Evil: Political Ethics in an Age of Terror
Michael Ignatieff
Princeton University Press, December 2013
ISBN: 9780691123936
Format: PDF, ePub
List Price: $27.95 Our price: $26.99
The Hedgehog and the Fox: An Essay on Tolstoy's View of History (Second Edition) PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Isaiah Berlin
The Hedgehog and the Fox: An Essay on Tolstoy's View of History (Second Edition)
Isaiah Berlin & Henry Hardy & Michael Ignatieff
Princeton University Press, June 2013
ISBN: 9780691156002
Format: PDF, ePub
List Price: $12.95 Our price: $11.99
Recently Viewed Products