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Strategy in the Contemporary World By Edited by John Baylis

Strategy in the Contemporary World
by Edited by John Baylis

Focusing on the uses of organized force for political ends, this book brings together major scholars in the field, and deals with the theory and practice of strategy. It covers the evolution of strategic thought, the theory and practice of land, sea, and air power, and theories about security developed during and after the end of the Cold War.
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Strategy in the Contemporary World: Introduction to Strategic Studies by Edited by John Baylis

This major new textbook focuses on the traditional and contemporary uses of organized force for political ends. The book brings together major scholars in the field and deals with both the theory and practice of strategy. It highlights the continuing relevance of traditional and new thinking about strategy for understanding the complex issues of war and peace at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The book opens with an introduction by the volume editors highlighting the central unifying theme of the book as a whole: the historical and continuing role of military power in support of political ends. The book then breaks down into four broad sections covering the evolution of strategic thought; the theory and practice of land, sea, and air power; a range of new and adapted theories about peace and security which were developed during the Cold War and developments in strategic thinking and practice which have taken place since the end of the Cold War (including Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA), Information (Cyber) Warfare, and Space Warfare). The book ends with a return to some of the themes identified in the Introduction and a discussion of the future direction of strategic studies. Carefully edited to create a fully integrated textbook and including excellent pedagogy throughout, this textbook offers a clear, accessible, and lively introduction to strategic studies for all students of politics and international relations.

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About Edited by John Baylis



John Baylis is Professor of International Politics and Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Social Studies at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. Eliot Cohen is Director of the Center for Strategic Education in the Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, John Hopkins University, Washington D.C. Colin S. Gray is Professor of International Politics and Strategic Studies and Director of the Center for Strategic Studies, University of Reading. James Wirtz teaches at the Postgraduate Naval College at Monterey, California.

Table of Contents


Enduring issues of strategy INTRODUCTION JOHN BAYLIS AND JAMES J. WIRTZ PART I; 1. Strategic Theory and the History of War; 2. Law, Politics and the Use of Force; 3. The Causes of War and the Conditions of Peace; Evolution of joint warfare LAND POWER: THEORY AND PRACTICE; 5. Sea Power: Theory and Practice; 6. Air Power: Theory and Practice; Twentieth-century theories: an update DETERRENCE IN THE POST-COLD WAR WORLD; 8. Arms Control and Disarmament; 9. Terrorism and Irregular Warfare; Contemporary issues of grand strategy TECHNOLOGY AND WARFARE; 11. Weapons of Mass Destruction; 12. Humanitarian Intervention and Peace Operations; 13. A New Agenda for Security and Strategy?; THE FUTURE OF STRATEGIC STUDIES

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GOR001238089
Strategy in the Contemporary World: Introduction to Strategic Studies by Edited by John Baylis
Edited by John Baylis
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2002-01-17
376
019878273X
9780198782735
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