«New Wars» and the problem of terrorism. Philosophical and Anthropological Analysis

Author(s):  A.V. Artyukh, Belgorod State Agrarian University, Belgorod, Russia

A.V. Borisovskiy, State Institute of arts and culture, Belgorod, Russia

Issue:  Volume 44, № 3

Rubric:  Thesis

Annotation:  The article notes that “new wars” as a complex form of combining war and terrorism significantly expand the field of anthropological figures included in it. It emphasizes that the understanding of terrorism as an opponent of the nation state has a very recent history and rather limited borders. The subject of the national state and community, as well as the homogeneity of national and class forms of solidarity are called into question by globalization and the failure of the socialist movement, which opens up the possibility of other projects. Along with familiar figures on both sides of rigidly established boundaries (combatant and non-combatant, citizens of a particular state), the reality of the “new war” is filled with other figures, including not only military and civilians, but employees of private military companies (private armies), criminal communities, volunteers and refugees. And because the fight against modern terrorism is not only the task of law enforcement, but the common efforts of government officials, religious and public figures, and society as a whole.

Keywords:  war, terrorism, violence, state, nation, person.

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