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Governing From the Skies : A Global History of Aerial Bombing / Thomas Hippler ; Translated by David Fernbach.

Author/creator Hippler, Thomas, 1972- author.
Other author/creatorFernbach, David translator.
Format Book and Print
EditionEnglish language edition.
Publication Info London : Verso, 2017.
Descriptionxxii, 218 pages ; 21 cm
Subject(s)
Uniform titleGouvernement du ciel. English
Summary With air war it is now the people who are directly taken as target, the people as support for the war effort, and the sovereign people identified with the state. This amounts to a democratisation of war, and so blurs the distinction between war and peace. This is the political shift that has led us today to a world governance under United States hegemony defined as 'perpetual low-intensity war', which is presently striking regions such as Yemen and Pakistan, but which tomorrow could spread to the whole world population. Air war thus brings together the major themes of the past century: the nationalization of societies and war, democracy and totalitarianism, colonialism and decolonization, Third World-ism and globalization, and the welfare state and its decline in the face of neoliberalism. The history of aerial bombing offers a privileged perspective for writing a global history of the twentieth century.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Hippler, Thomas, 1972- author. Governing from the skies London : Verso, 2017 9781784785987
Genre/formHistory.
LCCN 2016033495
ISBN9781784785956 (hbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN1784785954 (hbk. : alk. paper)

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