Strategy in the Contemporary World: An Introduction to Strategic Studies
This textbook focuses on the traditional and contemporary uses of organised force for political ends. It highlights the continuing relevance of traditional and new thinking about strategy for understanding the complex issues of war and peace. 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
Τι λένε οι χρήστες - Σύνταξη κριτικής
Δεν εντοπίσαμε κριτικές στις συνήθεις τοποθεσίες.
academic achieve action adversary Afghanistan aircraft al-Qaeda allies American analysis argued armies arms control attack battle behaviour causes century challenge chapter China civilian Clausewitz cold cold war conflict contemporary context conventional counterproliferation countries critical cyber cyber-attack cyberpower cyberspace cyberwar debate decisive defence planning deterrence deterrence theory economic effective enemy example factors fight future geopolitical global grand strategy guerrilla human humanitarian intervention important infantry insurgents intelligence international law international politics Iraq Iraqi Israeli issues jus ad bellum jus in bello Key Points leaders limited mass destruction military force missile modern national security North Korea Nuclear Age nuclear strategy nuclear weapons peace operations peacekeeping policymakers problems proliferation provides role Russia social Soviet Union strategic culture strategic studies strategists Sun Tzu tactics tanks targets terrorism terrorist threat Treaty United University Press violence wars weapons of mass Western world politics