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Stategy in the Contemporary World - John Baylis

Stategy in the Contemporary World

By: John Baylis (Editor), James Wirtz (Editor), Colin Gray (Editor)

Paperback Published: 30th November 2018
ISBN: 9780198807100
Number Of Pages: 480

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Bringing together international experts to provide a comprehensive introduction to strategic studies, Strategy in the Contemporary World, Sixth Edition, is the only overview to critically engage with both enduring and contemporary issues that dominate strategy. Readers are encouraged to explore key debates and alternative perspectives throughout the chapters. A boxed "Debates" feature considers key controversies and presents opposing arguments, helping students to build critical thinking skills and reflect upon a wide range of perspectives.

The new edition has been thoroughly updated to incorporate the latest developments in the field of strategic studies. A new Chapter 19, "The West and the Rest," explores the limitations and problems strategic studies face when dealing with security challenges in the Global South, stressing the importance of diversity in the field and the important contributions the non-Western world has made to international relations theories and concepts. Chapter 14, "Geography and Strategy" considers important developments in air power, maritime strategy and the rapid expansion of space and cyber warfare.

This text is supported by fully updated online resources, to encourage deeper engagement with content.

For students:

Case studies help to contextualise and deepen understanding of key issues

Web links and further reading provide students with opportunities to deepen their understanding of main topics and explore further areas of research interest

For instructors:

Customizable PowerPoint slides to ensure clarity of explanation of key concepts and debates

Test Bank to reinforce key concepts and test students' understanding

Seminar activities to ensure effective and engaging class discussion

Industry Reviews

"The new chapter on non-Western perspectives provides a much-needed critique of the western centricity of strategic studies, [...] whilst also reflecting on the implications of deepening and broadening strategic studies in a clear and convincing way. A welcome addition to the textbook." - Dr Rhys Crilley, The Open University

1: John Baylis and James J. Wirtz: Introduction: Strategy in the Contemporary World: Strategy after 9/11Part I: Enduring Issues of Strategy 2: Beatrice Heuser: The History of the Practice of Strategy from Antiquity to Napoleon 3: Michael Sheehan: The Evolution of Modern Warfare 4: Thomas G. Mahnken: Strategic Theory 5: John Garnett and John Baylis: The Causes of War and the Conditions of Peace 6: Jeffrey S. Lantis and Darryl Howlett: Strategic Culture 7: Justin Morris: Law, Politics, and the Use of Force 8: Eliot A. Cohen: Technology and Warfare 9: Roger Z. George: Intelligence and Strategy 10: Colin S. Gray: Strategy and Defence PlanningPart II: Contemporary Problems 11: James D. Kiras: Irregular Warfare: Terrorism and Insurgency 12: C. Dale Walton: The Second Nuclear Age: Nuclear Weapons in the Twenty-first Century 13: John Baylis: The Control of Weapons of Mass Destruction 14: John Ferris: Conventional Power and Contemporary Warfare 15: Daniel Moran: Geography and Strategy 16: Sheena Chestnut Greitens: Humanitarian Intervention and Peace Operations 17: John B. Sheldon: The Rise of Cyberpower 18: Stefanie Ortmann and Nick Whittaker: Geopolitics and Grand StrategyPart III: The Future of Strategy 19: Amitav Acharya and Jiajie He: Strategic Studies: The West and the Rest 20: Columba Peoples: Strategic Studies and its Critics 21: James J. Wirtz: A New Agenda for Security and Strategy? 22: Colin S. Gray and Jeannie L. Johnson: The Practice of Strategy 23: Lawrence Freedman: Does Strategic Studies Have a Future?

ISBN: 9780198807100
ISBN-10: 0198807104
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 30th November 2018
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 18.8  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.82
Edition Number: 6
Edition Type: Revised

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