* Shortlisted for the Palestine Book Awards 2016*
Modern warfare has a new form. The days of international combat are fading. So how do major world powers maintain control over their people today?
This book is a disturbing insight into the new ways world powers such as the US, Israel, Britain and China forge war today. It is a subliminal war of surveillance and whitewashed terror, conducted through new, high-tech military apparatuses, designed and first used in Israel against the Palestinian population. Including nano-technology, hidden camera systems, information databases on civilian activity, automated targeting systems and unmanned drones, it is used to control the very people the nation's leaders profess to serve.
Jeff Halper reveals that this practice is much more insidious than was previously thought. As Western governments claw back individual liberties, War Against the People is a reminder that fundamental human rights are being compromised for vast sections of the world, and that this is a subject that should concern everyone.
Jeff Halper is the head of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD). He is the author of War Against the People: Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification (Pluto, 2015), An Israeli in Palestine (Pluto, 2010) and Obstacles to Peace (ICAHD, 2013).
Introduction How Does Israel Get Away With It? Acronyms Part I: The Global Pacification Industry 1. Enforcing Hegemony: Securocratic Wars in Global Battlespace Part II: A Pivotal Israel 2. Why Israel? The Thrust Into Global Involvement 3. Niche-Filling in a Global Matrix of Control Part III: Weaponry of Hybrid Warfare and Securocratic Control (Niche 1) 4. Niche 1: Weaponry of Hybrid Warfare and Securocratic Control 5. Dominant Maneuver 6. Precision Engagement Part IV: Securitisation and 'Sufficient Pacification' (Niche 2) 7. Niche 2: The Securocratic Dimension: A Model of 'Sufficient Pacification' 8. Operational Doctrines and Tactics Part V: Serving Hegemons Throughout the World-System 9. Serving the Hegemons on the Peripheries: The 'Near' Periphery 10. Security Politics on the 'Far' Periphery 11. The Private Sector Part VI: Domestic Securitisation and Policing 12. Serving the Core's Ruling Classes 'At Home' Conclusions: Mounting Counterhegemonic Challenges and Resisting Pacification Resisting Capitalist Hegemony and Pacification: The Need for Infrastructure Resistance to Pacification: Focusing on the MISSILE Complex Notes On-Line Resources Index