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Strategy in the Contemporary World: An Introduction to Strategic Studies
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STRATEGY IN THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD: AN INTRODUCTION TO STRATEGIC STUDIES

PAPERBACK BY BAYLIS, JOHN; WIRTZ, JAMES J.; GRAY, COLIN S.

£27.99

ISBN
9780199548873
IMPRINT
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
 
 
EDITION
3RD REVISED EDITION
PUBLISHER
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
480 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
26 NOV 2009

DESCRIPTION

Praised for its clear vision, Strategy in the Contemporary World, 3e reflects on recent events and assesses the role of military power in the contemporary world. Taking a functional approach and looking at issues from both times of war and of peace, the text analyses the conflicts themselves as well as what can be learned from them. The new edition covers topics such as intelligence and strategy, strategic studies and its critics, as well as strategy in practice, providing 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 A test bank of multiple choice questions

CONTENTS

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, Afghanistan and American Military Transformation; 14. Homeland Security: A New Strategic Paradigm; 15. Humanitarian Intervention and Peace Operations; PART III: THE FUTURE OF STRATEGY; 16. A New Agenda for Security and Strategy?; 17. Strategic Studies and its Critics; 18. The Practice of Strategy; 19. The Future of Strategic Studies