Strategy in the Contemporary World An Introduction to Strategic Studies

ISBN-10: 019878273X
ISBN-13: 9780198782735
Edition: 2002
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Book details

List price: $42.50
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/14/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

This major new textbook focuses on the traditional and contemporary uses of organized force for political ends. The book brings together major scholars in the field and deals with both the theory and practice of strategy. It highlights the continuing relevance of traditional and new thinking about strategy for understanding the complex issues of war and peace at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The book opens with an introduction by the volume editors highlighting the central unifying theme of the book as a whole: the historical and continuing role of military power in support of political ends. The book then breaks down into four broad sections covering the evolution of strategic thought; the theory and practice of land, sea, and air power; a range of new and adapted theories about peace and security which were developed during the Cold War and developments in strategic thinking and practice which have taken place since the end of the Cold War (including Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA), Information (Cyber) Warfare, and Space Warfare). The book ends with a return to some of the themes identified in the Introduction and a discussion of the future direction of strategic studies. Carefully edited to create a fully integrated textbook and including excellent pedagogy throughout, this textbook offers a clear, accessible, and lively introduction to strategic studies for all students of politics and international relations.

Andrew J. Bacevich is professor of international relations at Boston University where he also serves as director of the university's Center for International Relations. He is the author of The Pentomic Era: The U.S. Army Between Korea and Vietnam.Eliot Cohen is professor of strategic studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, where he is also the founding director of the Center for Strategic Education. He is the coauthor of Revolution in Warfare?: Air Power in the Persian Gulf.

Department of Construction Management and Engineering, University of Reading, UK.

Introduction Strategic Studies and Security, John Baylis, Eliot Cohen, Colin Gray and James Wirtz
The Classical Strategies: Theory and History
Force and Morality
Causes of War, Conditions of peace: Causes, Motives, Character
Land Power: Theory and Practice
Sea Power: Theory and Practice
Air Power: Theory and Practice
Deterrence: Theory and Practice
Arms Control and Disarmament
Terrorism and Irregular Warfare
Technology and War of RMAs, Spacewar and Cyberwar
Weapons of Mass Destruction
From Peacekeeping to Peace Enforcement
A New Agenda for Security and Strategy?
Conclusion The Future of Strategic Studies

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