Handbook of Defence Politics
International and Comparative Perspectives
Edited by Isaiah "Ike" Wilson III, James J.F. Forrest
Published December 18th 2008 by Routledge – 450 pages
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.
Part 1: International Dimensions 1. Introduction to Politics of Defence 2. The Changing Conception of Self-Defence 3. New Security Constructions: Cats and Dogs Living Together in the 21st Century 4. The Politics of Collective Action 5. The United Nations and Peacekeeping 6. The New NATO and Collective Security in Europe 7. Democracy by Force 8. Contractors and Corporate Security 9. Nuclear Capabilities and Policies in the 21st Century 10. The Politics of Defence Industries: A Comparative Review 11. The Use of New Media in the Modern Asymmetric Warfare Environment Part 2: Regional and Domestic Dimensions 12. Africa 13. Asia/Strategic Asia 14. Europe, Old and New 15. Latin America 16. Middle East 17. Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom 18. Militaries and Peacekeeping Operations of the Nordic Countries 19. Japan 20. Koreas 21. China 22. Taiwan 23. Turkey 24. Israel 25. Russia Part 3: U.S. Dimensions 26. U.S. Defense Policymaking: A 21st Century Perspective 27. U.S. Defense Policy: A Constructivist Perspective 28. Defense Consolidation in the U.S.29. U.S. Defence Policy and China 30. The Politics and Strategy of U.S. Military Interventions in the Muslim World Part 4: the Future of Defense Politics and Policy 31. Expanding Our Notions of Defence 32. Dueling Regimes: International Humanitarian Law and the Future of Military Intervention 33. An Asian Nuclear Arms Race? 34. Compound Security Dilemmas Maps and Statistics. Bibliography