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Handbook of Defence Politics

International and Comparative Perspectives

Edited by: Isaiah Wilson , James J. F. Forest

Print publication date:  December  2008
Online publication date:  March  2011

Print ISBN: 9781857434439
eBook ISBN: 9780203804278
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780203804278
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Book description

Issues of defence politics and policy have long been at the forefront of political agendas and defining of international affairs. However, the dramatic changes to the global system that have taken place since the end of the Cold War and parrticularly since the terror attacks on the USA on 11 September 2001 have amplified the world's attention toward political and policy issues of national, regional and global security. The focus of this volume is on examining the fundamental causes of, and defence policy responses to this new 'post-9/11' security environment.

Edited by Isaiah (Ike) Wilson III and James J. F. Forest of the US Military Academy, West Point, USA, this volume is international in scope, with pieces written by experts in the field, offering a collection of up-to-date and balanced insights on key contemporary issues of concern to defence policymakers. The book will be an invaluable reference tool for academics and students, researchers in international relations, policymakers, media professionals and government officials.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction to the Politics of Defence Policy Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The Changing Conception of Self-Defence Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Origins of ‘New’ Security Constructions Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Democracy by Force Download PDF
Chapter  5:  A Contested Threat Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The United Nations and Peace-keeping Download PDF
Chapter  7:  NATO and Collective Security in Europe Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Ensuring Effective Use of Private Forces Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Nuclear Defence Policies in Political Retrospective Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The Use of New Media in the Modern Asymmetric Warfare Environment Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The Politics of Defence in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Defence Policymaking in Strategic Asia Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Post-Cold War Security and Defence in ‘Old’ and ‘New’ Europe Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Latin American Defence Politics and Regional Security Co-operation Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Politics, Economics and the Governance Environments Shaping Middle East Defence Expenditures and Their Impact on Growth Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Australia, Britain, Canada, the US and the ABCA Relationship Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The Foreign and Defence Policies of the Nordic Countries and the Unique Case of Denmark’s Military Activism Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Defence Politics of the Korean Peninsula Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The People’s Republic of China Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Domestic Politics and Defence Policy in Taiwan Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The Dynamics of Turkish Security Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Democracy in an Ongoing Conflict Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Alone Together Download PDF
Chapter  24:  US Defence Policymaking Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Recanting the Ghosts of Vietnam Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Defence Consolidation in the US Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The Politics and Strategy of US Military Intervention in the Middle East Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Expanding Our Notions of Defence Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Nuclear Weapons and Deterrence Stability in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Duelling Regimes Download PDF
Maps Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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