uu.seUppsala University Publications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Fourth Generation Warfare and The Clash of Civilizations
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies.
2010 (English)In: Journal of Islamic Studies, ISSN 0955-2340, E-ISSN 1471-6917, Vol. 21, no 3, 391-412 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article looks at the nature of Fourth Generation Warfare (4GW), and how theories such as the ‘clash of civilizations’ impact upon this type of warfare. The ‘new’ ways in which wars are waged, and their success (or failure) is measured, are strongly influenced by political processes in turn driven by information and public perception. Wars can be won on the battlefield through the use of blunt military force, but ultimately lost through lack of appreciation of the effects of information and perception. The ‘clash’ theory plays very much to this new type of warfare, which wraps itself around notions of identity and culture, and the unbridgeable divisions that supposedly exist between different civilizations. To play this game in 4GW is to put the state actor, in the struggle of ideas and concepts, at an immediate disadvantage to the non-state ‘freedom fighter/insurgent /terrorist’ claiming to defend his land, people, faith.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 21, no 3, 391-412 p.
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-134151DOI: 10.1093/jis/etq042ISI: 000282751300003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-134151DiVA: diva2:372098
Available from: 2010-11-24 Created: 2010-11-22 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text
By organisation
Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies
In the same journal
Journal of Islamic Studies
Social Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 413 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf