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The Oxford Handbook of War

ISBN : 9780199676958

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¥5,478
Author: 
Julian Lindley-French; Yves Boyer
Pages
736 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
176 x 336 mm
Pub date
Jan 2014
Series
Oxford Handbooks in Political Science and International Relations
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The Oxford Handbook of War is the definitive analysis of war in the twenty-first century. With over forty senior authors from academia, government and the armed forces world-wide the Handbook explores the history, theory, ethics and practice of war. The Handbook first considers the fundamental causes of war, before reflecting on the moral and legal aspects of war. Theories on the practice of war lead into an analysis of the strategic conduct of war and non Western ways of war. The heart of the Handbook is a compelling analysis of the military conduct of war which is juxtaposed with consideration of technology, economy, industry, and war. In conclusion the volume looks to the future of this apparently perennial feature of human interaction.

Index: 

Foreword
Introduction
PART I: THE FUNDAMENTAL CAUSES OF WAR
1. Defining War
2. Strategy and War
3. How History Shapes War
4. The Collision of Modern and Post-Modern War
5. Alliances and War
6. Brazil, India, and China: Emerging Powers and Warfare
PART II: THE MORAL AND LEGAL ASPECTS OF WAR
7. Morality and War
8. The Evolving Legal Aspects of War
PART III: THEORIES ON THE PRACTICE OF WAR
9. The History of Grand Strategy and the Conduct of Micro-Wars
10. The Strategic Object of War
11. Nuclear Deterrence and War
12. Unconventional Forms of War
13. Terrorism and War
PART IV: THE STRATEGIC CONDUCT OF WAR
14. Strategic Leadership and War
15. Intelligence and War
16. The Pol/Mil Interface and War: The French at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century
17. Managing War
PART V: NON-WESTERN WAYS OF WAR
18. The Russian Way of War: In Crisis?
19. The Twenty-First Century War: Chinese Perspectives
20. The Japanese Way of War
PART VI: THE MILITARY CONDUCT OF WAR
21. Military Coalitions in War
22. Military Leadership in a Changing World
23. The Art of Command in the Twenty-First Century: Reflections on Three Commands
24. Hybrid Conflict and the Changing Nature of Actors
25. Conducting Joint Operations
26. Counterinsurgency and War
27. The Role of Logistics in War
28. Land Warfare
29. Maritime Warfare and the Importance of Sea Control
30. Air Warfare
31. Teaching War
PART VII: TECHNOLOGY, ECONOMY, INDUSTRY AND WAR
32. The Limits of Technology in War
33. Space: A New Theatre of War?
34. Affording War: The British Case
35. Industry and War
36. Procurement and War
37. The Defense Industry in the Contemporary Global Security Environment
PART VIII: CIVIL-MILITARY CO-OPERATION AND WAR
38. The Changing Relationship Between Society and Armed Forces
39. Clear, Hold, and Build: Operationalising the Comprehensive Approach
40. Building a Multilateral Civilian Surge
41. Demography and Warfare
42. Communicating War: The Gamekeeper's Perspective
43. Communicating War: The Poacher
44. Does War have a Future?
Conclusion: The Fatal Fatalism of War?

About the author: 

Julian Lindley-French is a member of the Atlantic Council of the United States as well as Associate Fellow of the Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House) and Senior Associate Fellow of the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom. He is Head of the Commander's Initiative Group (CIG) for NATO's Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC) in which he is leading efforts to operationalise the Comprehensive Approach, as well as a member of the Strategic Advisory Group in Washington. He was formerly a Course Director at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and European Co-Chair of the US-European Working Group on Stabilisation and Reconstruction Missions for CSIS and Project Leader for the Atlantic Council's Stratcon 2010 project on the NATO Strategic Concept. He is Eisenhower Professor of Defence Strategy at the Netherlands Defence Academy, and Special Professor of Strategic Studies at the University of Leiden.; Dr Yves Boyer is Professor at Ecole polytechnique, the most prestigious French Grande Ecole, teaching Geopolitics and Strategy. The Deputy Director of the Foundation for Strategic Research (FRS) in Paris, he is a former senior researcher at the French Institute for International Affairs (IFRI), at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS-London) and a Woodrow Wilson Scholar (Washington D.C.). He is also the vice-president of the board of the Comite d'Etude de Defense Nationale (Paris), a member of the editorial boards of the Annuaire Francais de Relations Internationales, the Revue de Geoeconomie (Paris) and Questions Internationales (Paris).

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