The Defense Policies of Nations: A Comparative Study

The Defense Policies of Nations: A Comparative Study

by Paul R. Viotti
     
 

Now in its third edition, The Defense Policies of Nations has been thoroughly updated to take into account the dramatic developments of recent years: the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the resurgence of East Asian powers, the emergence of newly independent nations in Eastern Europe, the continuing instability of the Middle East, and the growing importance of

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Now in its third edition, The Defense Policies of Nations has been thoroughly updated to take into account the dramatic developments of recent years: the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the resurgence of East Asian powers, the emergence of newly independent nations in Eastern Europe, the continuing instability of the Middle East, and the growing importance of third world nations in global security matters.

"For those dealing with national defense issues on a daily basis, or even for those interested in the subject because of its current relevance, The Defense Policy of Nations is must reading."—Gen. Theodore J. Conway, Military Review.

American Academy of Political and Social Science.

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Booknews
A collection of essays in comparative defense policy, each applying a four-part country-study framework to describe the defense policy of an individual state. New to this edition (2nd ed., 1989) is the addition of regional security chapters that provide a context for individual country studies. An attempt is made to link states, regions, and global political environments while addressing broad security concerns that go well beyond defense, which is the principal focus of the country studies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801826375
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
12/01/1989
Pages:
541
Product dimensions:
7.87(w) x 9.84(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Larry Diamond, senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution onWar, Revolution, and Peace, and Marc F. Plattner, counselor at the National Endowment for Democracy, are co-directors of the International Forum for Democratic Studies. They are coeditors of the Journal of Democracy and of two previous collections of essays available from Johns Hopkins, The Global Resurgence of Democracy and Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy Revisited.

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