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    Description de "Strategy in the Contemporary World: An Introduction to Strategic Studies"

    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 questionsNEW 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"One of the best strategic studies texts available. An essential tool for all instructors who want their students to understand the modern international system."--Rob Huebert, University of Calgary"This is a realistic, reasoned, and critical assessment of the core issues affecting the use of military force in the 21st century. It deals extensively with such issues as the controversy surrounding the 'revolution in military affairs,' the limitations of conventional military power, the increased importance of militarized non-state actors, peace-keeping operations, and the experience of Afghanistan and Iraq."--Philip A. Schrodt, University of Kansas"A timely and essential contribution to our understanding of international politics and military force in the post-9/11 world. A vital resource for students of international affairs, strategy, and security studies."--Regina Karp, Old Dominion University"An excellent introduction to the fields of strategic studies and international security. The breadth and focus of the chapters reflect the continuing transition from traditional paradigms of conflict between and within states to the uncertain and rapidly evolving post-9/11 global security environment."--Fred Wehling, Monterey Institute of International Studies* New to this EditionIntroduction, John Baylis and James J. WirtzPART I: ENDURING ISSUES OF STRATEGY1. The Causes of War and the Conditions of Peace, John Garnett2. The Evolution of Modern Warfare, Michael Sheehan3. Strategic Theory, Thomas G. Mahnken4. Strategic Culture, Jeffrey S. Lantis and Darryl A. Howlett5. Law, Politics, and the Use of Force, Justin Morris6. Geography and Strategy, Daniel Moran7. Technology and Warfare, Eliot Cohen* 8. Intelligence and Strategy, Roger GeorgePART II: CONTEMPORARY PROBLEMS9. Irregular Warfare: Terrorism and Insurgency, James D. Kiras10. The Second Nuclear Age: Nuclear Weapons in the Twenty-First Century, C. Dale Walton11. The Control of Weapons of Mass Destruction, John Baylis and Mark Smith12. Conventional Power and Contemporary Warfare, John Ferris13. Iraq, Afghanistan, and American Military Transformation, Stephen Biddle14. Homeland Security: A New Strategic Paradigm, Jacob N. Shapiro and Rudolph P. Darken15. Humanitarian Intervention and Peace Operations, Theo FarrellPART III:

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    • Reliure : Paperback
    • 480  pages
    • Dimensions :  2.6cmx18.8cmx24.6cm
    • Poids : 1020.6g
    • Editeur :   Oxford University Press, Usa Paru le
    • ISBN :  0199548870
    • EAN13 :  9780199548873
    • Classe Dewey :  355.03
    • Langue : Anglais

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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 questionsNEW 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"One of the best strategic studies texts available. An essential tool for all instructors who want their students to understand the modern international system."--Rob Huebert, University of Calgary"This is a realistic, reasoned, and critical assessment of the core issues affecting the use of military force in the 21st century. It deals extensively with such issues as the controversy surrounding the 'revolution in military affairs,' the limitations of conventional military power, the increased importance of militarized non-state actors, peace-keeping operations, and the experience of Afghanistan and Iraq."--Philip A. Schrodt, University of Kansas"A timely and essential contribution to our understanding of international politics and military force in the post-9/11 world. A vital resource for students of international affairs, strategy, and security studies."--Regina Karp, Old Dominion University"An excellent introduction to the fields of strategic studies and international security. The breadth and focus of the chapters reflect the continuing transition from traditional paradigms of conflict between and within states to the uncertain and rapidly evolving post-9/11 global security environment."--Fred Wehling, Monterey Institute of International Studies* New to this EditionIntroduction, John Baylis and James J. WirtzPART I: ENDURING ISSUES OF STRATEGY1. The Causes of War and the Conditions of Peace, John Garnett2. The Evolution of Modern Warfare, Michael Sheehan3. Strategic Theory, Thomas G. Mahnken4. Strategic Culture, Jeffrey S. Lantis and Darryl A. Howlett5. Law, Politics, and the Use of Force, Justin Morris6. Geography and Strategy, Daniel Moran7. Technology and Warfare, Eliot Cohen* 8. Intelligence and Strategy, Roger GeorgePART II: CONTEMPORARY PROBLEMS9. Irregular Warfare: Terrorism and Insurgency, James D. Kiras10. The Second Nuclear Age: Nuclear Weapons in the Twenty-First Century, C. Dale Walton11. The Control of Weapons of Mass Destruction, John Baylis and Mark Smith12. Conventional Power and Contemporary Warfare, John Ferris13. Iraq, Afghanistan, and American Military Transformation, Stephen Biddle14. Homeland Security: A New Strategic Paradigm, Jacob N. Shapiro and Rudolph P. Darken15. Humanitarian Intervention and Peace Operations, Theo FarrellPART III: