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Strategy in the Contemporary World

Strategy in the Contemporary World

ISBN 9780198708919
Edition 5
Publisher Oxford University Press
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Strategy in the Contemporary World brings together world leading experts to provide a comprehensive introduction to the role of military power in today's world.The definitive textbook on the subject, the fifth edition explores both the enduring and historical issues which have shaped the study of strategy and the contemporary issues that dominate today's headlines. The new edition has been substantially updated to reflect the changing structure of global politics and rapid technological developments, with the inclusion of four brand new chapters: History of the Practice of Strategy, Geopolitics and Grand Strategy, Strategy and Defence Planning, and Theory and Practice of Continental Warfare. The team of leading contributors expose readers to a diversity of perspectives and voices, and in each chapter a debate box is employed to explore the opposing arguments around key controversies. New to this editionSignificantly updated, the fifth edition features a new chapter on Geopolitics and Grand Strategy, looking at the modern concept of geopolitics and its significanceA new chapter by Professor Beatrice Heuser, on the History of the Practice of Strategy, takes the reader from the wars of Ancient Greece to NapoleonA new chapter on Strategy and Defence Planning considers the relationship between strategy and operational issues, and one on the Theory and Practice of Continental Warfare explores the theory-practice relationship via four case studiesA new learning feature in every chapter explores key controversies and presents opposing arguments, helping students to build critical thinking skills 
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