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New actors increasingly accessed global frames of meaning, learned new forms of contention from others’ examples, saw them as relevant to their own situations, and formed transnational alignments with others with whom they identified (della Porta and Tarrow 2005). This means that when we turn to war and contention in the twenty-first century, we are no longer dealing only with domestic forms of contention but with transnational coalitions. We are dealing with something else as well, with what Scheppele calls the international state of emergency.
Surveying world history up to the present day, Mann (2012, 6–14) divided the sources of power into political, military, economic, and ideological forms. 9 By broadening Mann’s concept of despotic to hierarchical power, this distinction will prove especially pregnant in understanding how different states responded to the strains of war. The key to understanding the growth of the American state in wartime is its combination of hierarchical and infrastructural power, as IÂ€will argue in part 2 of thisÂ€book.
The country,” according to Martin, “thus enters into a veritable state of civil war, unified by the cleavage that develops between the revolution and the counter-revolution. , 12). The effect of this widespread violence was to create a climate of uncertainty and suspicion on all sides and assured that the new regimes’ leaders felt themselves assailed on all sides (Kaplan 1982). Third, as in many civil wars, violence was both central and ideological (what Stathis Kalyvas  calls Schmittian violence) and peripheral and personal 34â•…â•…â•…â•… â•› WAR AND MOVEMENTS IN THE BUILDING OF NEW STATES (what he calls Hobbesian violence).