9780198708919

Strategy in the Contemporary World

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  • ISBN13:

    9780198708919

  • ISBN10:

    0198708912

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/10/2016
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

Strategy in the Contemporary World brings together world leading experts to provide a comprehensive introduction to the role of military power in today's world. The definitive textbook on the subject, the fifth edition explores both the enduring and historical issues which have shaped the study of strategy and the contemporary issues that dominate today's headlines.The new edition has been substantially updated to reflect the changing structure of global politics and rapid technological developments, with the inclusion of four brand new chapters: History of the Practice of Strategy, Geopolitics and Grand Strategy, Strategy and Defence Planning, and Theory and Practice of Continental Warfare.

The team of leading contributors expose readers to a diversity of perspectives and voices, and in each chapter a debate box is employed to explore the opposing arguments around key controversies.

The text is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre, which includes:

For students:

Reinforce understanding and go beyond the textbook by reading case studies of contemporary conflicts.
Follow the web links to explore different theoretical debates, important treaties, and working papers.

For adopting lecturers:

Use PowerPoint slides to help support your lecture preparations.
Assess students' learning with our ready-made test bank, which can be customized to meet your teaching needs.

Author Biography


John Baylis is Emeritus Professor and formerly Head of the Department of Politics and International Relations and Pro-Vice Chancellor at Swansea University.

James J. Wirtz is Professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California.

Colin S. Gray is Professor of International Politics and Strategic Studies at the University of Reading.

Table of Contents


Introduction: Strategy in the Contemporary World: Strategy after 9/11

Part I: Enduring Issues of Strategy

Chapter 1 The History of the Practice of Strategy from Antiquity to Napoleon
Chapter 2 The Evolution of Modern Warfare
Chapter 3 Strategic Theory
Chapter 4 The Causes of War and the Conditions of Peace
Chapter 5 Strategic Culture
Chapter 6 Law, Politics, and the Use of Force
Chapter 7 Technology and Warfare
Chapter 8 Intelligence and Strategy

Part II: Contemporary Problems

Chapter 9 Strategy and Defence Planning
Chapter 10 Irregular Warfare: Terrorism and Insurgency
Chapter 11 The Second Nuclear Age: Nuclear Weapons in the Twenty-first Century
Chapter 12 The Control of Weapons of Mass Destruction
Chapter 13 Conventional Power and Contemporary Warfare
Chapter 14 Theory and Practice of Continental Warfare
Chapter 15 Humanitarian Intervention and Peace Operations
Chapter 16 The Rise of Cyberpower

Part III: The Future of Strategy

Chapter 17 Geopolitics and Grand Strategy
Chapter 18 Strategic Studies and its Critics
Chapter 19 A New Agenda for Security and Strategy?
Chapter 20 The Practice of Strategy
Chapter 21 Does Strategic Studies Have a Future?

Bibliography

Contributors
John Baylis, Swansea University
Stephen Biddle, George Washington University
Eliot A. Cohen, Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies
John Ferris, University of Calgary
Sir Lawrence Freedman, King's College London
John Garnett, University of Wales
Roger Z. George, Occidental College
Colin S. Gray, University of Reading
Sheena Chestnut Greitens, University of Missouri
Beatrice Heuser, University of Reading
Darryl Howlett, Southampton University
Jeannie L. Johnson, Utah State University
James D. Kiras, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies
Jeffrey S. Lantis, College of Wooster
Thomas G. Mahnken, US Naval War College
Justin Morris, University of Hull
Stefanie Ortmann, University of Sussex
Columba Peoples, University of Bristol
Michael Sheehan, Swansea University
John B. Sheldon, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies
C. Dale Walton, Lindenwood University
Nick Whittaker, Sussex University
James J. Wirtz, Naval Postgraduate School
Introduction: Strategy in the Contemporary World: Strategy after 9/11
Part I: Enduring Issues of Strategy
1. The History of the Practice of Strategy from Antiquity to Napoleon
2. The Evolution of Modern Warfare
3. Strategic Theory
4. The Causes of War and the Conditions of Peace
5. Strategic Culture
6. Law, Politics, and the Use of Force
7. Technology and Warfare
8. Intelligence and Strategy
Part II: Contemporary Problems
9. Strategy and Defence Planning
10. Irregular Warfare: Terrorism and Insurgency
11. The Second Nuclear Age: Nuclear Weapons in the Twenty-first Century
12. The Control of Weapons of Mass Destruction
13. Conventional Power and Contemporary Warfare
14. Theory and Practice of Continental Warfare
15. Humanitarian Intervention and Peace Operations
16. The Rise of Cyberpower
Part III: The Future of Strategy
17. Geopolitics and Grand Strategy
18. Strategic Studies and its Critics
19. A New Agenda for Security and Strategy?
20. The Practice of Strategy
21. Does Strategic Studies Have a Future?
Bibliography

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