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War as nothing but a duel: war as an institution and the construction of the Western military profession

so would not only threaten the existence of states, but even societies ( Haldén and Jackson 2016 ), and result in anarchy that questions the idea of war as organized and instrumental violence. Without institutionalization, no war. The obsolete idea of the duel Comparing war to a duel emphasizes the temporal limits of war. Both in a duel and in war, shared norms allow reaching a decision, making it possible to resolve a conflict once and for all. In fact, the temporal delimitation of war underlies military profession, as shown by the notion that war is just an

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