Strategy in the Contemporary World An Introduction to Strategic Studies

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-02-01
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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The most comprehensive analysis of strategic studies available, Strategy in the Contemporary World, Third Edition, reflects upon 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, editors John Baylis, James J. Wirtz, and Colin S. Gray analyze the conflicts themselves--as well as what can be learned from them. This 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. FEATURES * Provides a more comprehensive analysis of strategic studies than any other text in its market * Brings together contributions from international experts * Incorporates excellent learning features throughout, including readers' guides, key points, questions, suggestions for further reading, and boxes * Accompanied by a comprehensive Companion Website (www.oup.com/uk/orc/bin/9780199548873) with case studies, weblinks, PowerPoint lecture slides, and a (password-protected) Test Bank of multiple choice questions NEW TO THIS EDITION * Expanded coverage of key issues such as intelligence, critics of strategic studies, and strategy in practice * New chapters on intelligence and strategy, strategic studies and its critics, and the practice of strategy * New case studies for the online resource centre, including a case on the 2006 war in Lebanon and a case on the Gaza conflict

Table of Contents

Enduring Issues of Strategy
The Causes of War and the Conditions of Peace
The Evolution of Modern Warfare
Strategic Theory
Strategic Culture
Law, Politics and the Use of Force
Geography and Strategy
Technology and Warfare
Intelligence and Strategy
Contemporary Problems
Irregular Warfare: Terrorism and Insurgency
The Second Nuclear Age: Nuclear Weapons in the Twenty-First Century
The Control of Weapons of Mass Destruction
Conventional Power and Contemporary Warfare
Iraq, Afghanistan and American Military Transformation
Homeland Security: A New Strategic Paradigm
Humanitarian Intervention and Peace Operations
The Future of Strategy
A New Agenda for Security and Strategy?
Strategic Studies and its Critics
The Practice of Strategy
The Future of Strategic Studies
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