The Dynamics of Coercion: American Foreign Policy and the Limits of Military Might / Edition 1

The Dynamics of Coercion: American Foreign Policy and the Limits of Military Might / Edition 1

by Daniel Byman, Matthew Waxman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521007801

ISBN-13: 9780521007801

Pub. Date: 02/28/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book examines how the United States uses limited military force and other means to influence adversaries and potential adversaries. It reviews when limited force can and cannot work and examines a range of current challenges, including those of guerrilla groups or minor powers armed with nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons. It also looks at the

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Overview

This book examines how the United States uses limited military force and other means to influence adversaries and potential adversaries. It reviews when limited force can and cannot work and examines a range of current challenges, including those of guerrilla groups or minor powers armed with nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons. It also looks at the complications arising from domestic politics and the difficulties of using force in an alliance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521007801
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Series:
RAND Studies in Policy Analysis Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; Part I. Coercive Strategy Making: 2. The theory of coercion; 3. Coercive Mechanisms; 4. Coercive instruments; Part II. The Context of Coercion Today: 5. Domestic politics and coercion; 6. Coercion and coalitions; 7. Humanitarian coercion and non-state actors; 8. Weapons of mass destruction and US coercion; Part III. The Future of US Coercion.

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