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  1. The Just War Tradition: Applying Old Ethics to New Problems

    Edited by Davis Brown, Henrik Syse

    This collection examines the role of the just war tradition and its criteria in solving pressing present-day challenges. In particular, it deals with three types of challenges to world public order. One is anticipatory self-defense, in which one state attacks another to pre-empt or prevent an...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Ancient China on Postmodern War

    Enduring Ideas from the Chinese Strategic Tradition

    By Thomas M. Kane

    Series: Cass Military Studies

    Sun Tzu and other classical Chinese strategic thinkers wrote in an era of social, economic and military revolution, and hoped to identify enduring principles of war and statecraft. The twenty-first century is a time of similarly revolutionary change, and this makes their ideas of particular...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The New American Way of War

    Military Culture and the Political Utility of Force

    By Ben Buley

    Series: LSE International Studies Series

    This book explores the cultural history and future prospects of the so-called ‘new American way of war’. In recent decades, American military culture has become increasingly dominated by a vision of ‘immaculate destruction’, which reached its apogee with the fall of Baghdad in 2003. Operation...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Understanding Land Warfare

    By Christopher Tuck

    Understanding Land Warfare provides a thorough grounding in the vocabulary, concepts, issues and debates associated with modern land warfare. The book is a thematic, debate-driven analysis of what makes land warfare unique; how it interacts with the other environments; the key concepts that shape...

    Published April 28th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Onset of World War (Routledge Revivals)

    By Manus I. Midlarsky

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1988, this historical and quantitative analysis of war defines systemic world wars as conflicts of wide scope and intensity, which leave profound historical legacies in their wake. Manus Midlarsky examines various possible explanations for the onset of such past wars as the...

    Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Internationalization of Communal Strife (Routledge Revivals)

    Edited by Manus I. Midlarsky

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1992, this edited collection argues that conflicts have a growing tendency both to intensify and to lengthen, thus increasing the likelihood of external actors being drawn into the on-going violence. Here, leading experts in comparative and international politics examine this...

    Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Routledge Handbook of Insurgency and Counterinsurgency

    Edited by Paul B. Rich, Isabelle Duyvesteyn

    This new handbook provides a wide-ranging overview of the current state of academic analysis and debate on insurgency and counterinsurgency, as well as an-up-to date survey of contemporary insurgent movements and counter-insurgencies. In recent years, and more specifically since the insurgency in...

    Published March 31st 2014 by Routledge

  8. Strategy and Ethnocentrism (Routledge Revivals)

    By Ken Booth

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Ken Booth’s study, first published in 1979, investigates the way in which cultural distortions have affected the theory and execution of strategy. Its aim is to illustrate the importance of ethnocentrism in all areas of the subject, to follow through its implications and to suggest approaches to...

    Published March 19th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Navies and Foreign Policy (Routledge Revivals)

    By Ken Booth

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1977, this study offers a comprehensive, systematic and integrated survey of the important relationship between navies and the making and execution of foreign policy. Ken Booth explains the functions navies can perform in both war and peace, the influence they have on particular...

    Published March 19th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Strategic Studies

    A Reader, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Thomas G. Mahnken, Joseph A. Maiolo

    The second edition of Strategic Studies: A Reader brings together key essays on strategic theory by some of the leading contributors to the field. This revised volume contains several new essays and updated introductions to each section. The volume comprises hard-to-find classics in the field as...

    Published January 20th 2014 by Routledge