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Offense, Defense, and War

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ISBN-10: 0262523167

ISBN-13: 9780262523165

Edition: 2004

Authors: Michael E. Brown, Owen R. Cot�, Sean M. Lynn-Jones, Steven E. Miller

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Offence-defence theory argues that the relative ease of offence and defence varies in international politics. This collection presents a comprehensive overview of offence-defence theory. It includes contending views on the theory and some of the most recent attempts to refine and test it.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 10/15/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 484
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

The Contributors
Foundations Of Offense-Defense Theory
Cooperation under the Security Dilemma
Offense and Defense in the International System
Offense, Defense, And The First World War
The Cult of the Offensive and the Origins of the First World War
Civil-Military Relations and the Cult of the Offensive, 1914 and 1984
1914 Revisited: Allies, Offense, and Instability
Correspondence: The Origins of Offense and the Consequences of Counterforce
Technology, Military Advantage, and World War I: A Case of Military Entrepreneurship
Offense-Defense Theory: The Contemporary Debate
Offense, Defense, and the Causes of War
What Is the Offense-Defense Balance and Can We Measure It?
Correspondence: Taking Offense at Offense-Defense Theory
Must War Find a Way? A Review Essay
Grasping the Technological Peace: The Offense-Defense Balance and International Security
Attack and Conquer? International Anarchy and the Offense-Defense-Deterrence Balance
Suggestions for Further Reading