Phillip Bobbitt: Terror and Consent: The Wars of the 21st Century

Conversations With History: Philip Bobbitt

Phillip Bobbitt; Herbert Wechsler Professor of Jurisprudence, Columbia University

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Philip Bobbitt, Herbert Wechsler Professor of Jurisprudence, Columbia University. Focusing on the transformation of the state and warfare, Professor Bobbitt offers a new interpretation of terrorism. He explains the emergence of the market state, compares it to the nation state, analyzes the unique features of warfare in the new century, and brings into focus the distinctive qualities of today's terrorism. Professor Bobbitt also describes the challenges posed for national security and offers an agenda for changes that integrate strategy and law.

Key Words: Law, Terrorism, Market State, 911, National Security
Phillip Bobbitt
Publication date: 
May 1, 2008
Publication type: 
Conversations with History