Contemporary Security and Strategy / Edition 1

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Overview

First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Editorial Reviews

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"An outstanding book, written by distinguished scholars, that provides a comprehensive picture of security and strategy in our time. It stands out from other texts [by having a] better balancing theoretical insights and empirical investigations, and in bringing out so clearly the core debates and dilemmas that define security and international order in the 21st century." - Amitav Acharya, American University, Washington DC

"For university students trying to make sense of a rapidly changing international security environment, the importance of good conceptually-driven texts has never been greater. Artfully crafted, the third edition of Contemporary Security and Strategy deftly combines international relations theory with critical thinking and 'real world' substantive issues. Expanded coverage of the environment, human security, and the ever widening implications of the global arms trade are welcome additions." - Douglas A. Borer, Naval Postgraduate School, California

'An outstanding book, written by distinguished scholars, that provides a comprehensive picture of security and strategy in our time. It stands out from other texts in better balancing theoretical insights and empirical investigations, and in bringing out so clearly the core debates and dilemmas that define security and international order in the 21st century.' - Amitav Acharya, American University, Washington DC

Reviews of the 1st edition:

"[A] good set of essays that can be used for both graduate and undergraduate courses in security studies... It will be an important resource for scholars and advanced students of military security. It provides a structured and balanced overview, together with a comprehensive bibliography. It should be a 'must buy' for security studies courses." - Malcolm Chalmers, International Affairs

"... the papers are of a uniformly high standard, written with admirable clarity, and they provide a useful introduction to the topics that are addressed." - Duncan Bell, Millennium

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415924542
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/28/1999
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Craig A. Snyder is Lecturer in Defense Studies and Acting Director of the Defense Studies Program at Deakin University in Australia. He has published extensively in leading journals and has contributed chapters to several books on international security.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
Preface
List of Abbreviations
Notes on the Contributors
1 Contemporary Security and Strategy 1
2 The Evolution of Strategic Thought 13
3 Realism and Security Studies 53
4 Beyond Strategy: Critical Thinking and the New Security Studies 77
5 Regional Security Structures 102
6 Rationality and Deterrence in Theory and Practice 120
7 The Future of Nuclear Strategy 150
8 Nuclear Weapons Proliferation 171
9 Developments in Modern Warfare 194
10 Re-imagining Warfare: The 'Revolution in Military Affairs' 210
Index 237
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