Strategy in the contemporary world : an introduction to strategic studies
- edited by John Baylis, James J. Wirtz, and Colin S. Gray.
- 4th edition.
- Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2013.
- Physical description
- 25, 428 pages ; 25 cm
At the library
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- Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-413) and index.
- Introduction -- PART I: ENDURING ISSUES OF STRATEGY -- 1. The Causes of War and the Conditions of Peace -- 2. The Evolution of Modern Warfare -- 3. Strategic Theory -- 4. Strategic Culture -- 5. Law, Politics, and the Use of Force -- 6. Geography and Strategy -- 7. Technology and Warfare -- 8. Intelligence and Strategy -- PART II: CONTEMPORARY PROBLEMS -- 9. Irregular Warfare: Terrorism and Insurgency -- 10. The Second Nuclear Age: Nuclear Weapons in the Twenty-First Century -- 11. The Control of Weapons of Mass Destruction -- 12. Conventional Power and Contemporary Warfare -- 13. Iraq, Afganistan and American Military Transformation -- 14. Homeland Security: A New Strategic Paradigm? -- 15. Humanitarian Intervention and Peace Operations -- 16. The Rise of Cyberpower -- PART III: THE FUTURE OF STRATEGY -- 17. A New Agenda for Security and Strategy? -- 18. Strategic Studies and its Critics -- 19. The Practice of Strategy -- 20. Does Strategic Studies have a Future?
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199694785 20160618
- Publisher's Summary
- Strategy in the Contemporary World looks at the development of strategy, considering the role of military power in the contemporary world, and assessing the future of strategy in light of fast-paced technological change. The fourth edition looks at issues from both times of war and of peace, analysing both conflicts themselves, and the on-going debates about what can be learned from them. A new chapter on cyberpower reflects growing debates about whether there has been a revolution in military affairs and the future of warfare given the phenomenal pace of innovation in electronics and computer systems, while there is also a new focus on the strategic implications of a changing world order. The new edition also includes more material on the transition from war to peace, and looks at arms control and deterrence, considering in particular the growing tension between Iran and the West over its nuclear weapons programme. The new edition sees substantial updating throughout, prefaced by a rewritten introduction, and provides a comprehensive and insightful collection of contributions from a team of leading experts in the field. The book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre providing additional resources for both students and lecturers. Student resources: Additional case studies including the Iran-Iraq war and the 2006 war in Lebanon Web links Lecturer resources: PowerPoint slides.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199694785 20160618
- Publication date
- Previous edition, 2010.
- 9780199694785 (pbk.)
- 0199694788 (pbk.)
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