Institute of Sociology
of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Yanitsky, Oleg. N. Modern urban guerilla as a focal point of global geopolitical wars. Official Portal Institute of Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 2017. P. 1-6. URL: http: ...



Yanitsky, Oleg. N. Modern urban guerilla as a focal point of global geopolitical wars. Official Portal Institute of Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 2017. P. 1-6. URL: http://www.isras.ru/publ.html?id=4965

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Abstract

Under the impact of the Third scientific and technological revolution (the STR) all conflictual situations in the world acquire complex, i.e. hybrid, multisided character. Under conditions of the STR such basic theoretical instruments as a communication, safety, environment, resource, mobility, accessibility, threat, etc. acquire a new social sense. Accordingly, an urban guerilla has become one of the focal points of global struggle for resources, and geopolitical domination. The modern urban guerilla is a form of a total risk, and any social actors involved including potential adversaries are subjected to it. On the ground of a secondary analysis and generalization of concepts and vast empirical data following set of issues is analyzed: (1) some theoretical issues related to specificity of modern urban guerilla; (2) a disposition and action regime of immediate and distant forces involved including the role of humanitarian pauses, and an opinion of international civic organizations; (3) local residents as involuntary participants and hostages of the guerilla; and (4) the media as an active participant of such type of urban warfare. The author came to conclusion that if we want to understand a true multisided dynamics of the urban guerilla, we aren’t needed in public opinion studies but in new methods allow us to trace permanently an overall dynamics of a particular guerilla. That is, we are needed in multisided monitoring systems.


Keywords:

guerilla hybrid urban war metabolism monitoring networks rehabilitation scientific and technological revolution infrastructures timing total risk

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Yanitsky, Oleg. N. Modern urban guerilla as a focal point of global geopolitical wars. Official Portal Institute of Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 2017. P. 1-6. URL: http://www.isras.ru/publ.html?id=4965




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