Strategy in the Contemporary World: An Introduction to Strategic Studies / Edition 3 by John Baylis, Colin S. Gray, James J. Wirtz | | 9780199548873 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Strategy in the Contemporary World: An Introduction to Strategic Studies / Edition 3

Strategy in the Contemporary World: An Introduction to Strategic Studies / Edition 3

by John Baylis, Colin S. Gray, James J. Wirtz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199548870

ISBN-13: 9780199548873

Pub. Date: 02/01/2010

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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

Overview

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 questions

NEW 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199548873
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/01/2010
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

* New to this Edition

Introduction, John Baylis and James J. Wirtz

PART I: ENDURING ISSUES OF STRATEGY
1. The Causes of War and the Conditions of Peace, John Garnett
2. The Evolution of Modern Warfare, Michael Sheehan
3. Strategic Theory, Thomas G. Mahnken
4. Strategic Culture, Jeffrey S. Lantis and Darryl Howlett
5. Law, Politics, and the Use of Force, Justin Morris
6. Geography and Strategy, Daniel Moran
7. Technology and Warfare, Eliot Cohen

• 8. Intelligence and Strategy, Roger George

PART II: CONTEMPORARY PROBLEMS
9. Irregular Warfare: Terrorism and Insurgency, James D. Kiras
10. The Second Nuclear Age: Nuclear Weapons in the Twenty-First Century, C. Dale Walton
11. The Control of Weapons of Mass Destruction, John Baylis and Mark Smith
12. Conventional Power and Contemporary Warfare, John Ferris
13. Iraq, Afghanistan, and American Military Transformation, Stephen Biddle
14. Homeland Security: A New Strategic Paradigm, Jacob N. Shapiro and Rudolph Darken
15. Humanitarian Intervention and Peace Operations, Theo Farrell

PART III: THE FUTURE OF STRATEGY
16. A New Agenda for Security and Strategy?, James J. Wirtz

• 17. Strategic Studies and its Critics, Columba Peoples

• 18. The Practice of Strategy, Colin S. Gray and Jeannie L. Johnson
19. Does Strategic Studies Have a Future? Lawrence Freedman

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