The most comprehensive analysis of strategic studies available, Strategy in the Contemporary World, Third Edition, reflects upon recent events and assesses the role of military power in the contemporary world. Taking a functional approach and looking at issues from both times of war and of peace, editors John Baylis, James J. Wirtz, and Colin S. Gray analyze the conflicts themselves--as well as what can be learned from them.
This new edition covers topics such as intelligence and strategy, strategic studies and its critics, as well as strategy in practice, providing a comprehensive and insightful collection of contributions from a team of leading experts in the field.
* Provides a more comprehensive analysis of strategic studies than any other text in its market
* Brings together contributions from international experts
* Incorporates excellent learning features throughout, including readers' guides, key points, questions, suggestions for further reading, and boxes
* Accompanied by a comprehensive Companion Website (www.oup.com/uk/orc/bin/9780199548873) with case studies, weblinks, PowerPoint lecture slides, and a (password-protected) Test Bank of multiple choice questions
NEW TO THIS EDITION
* Expanded coverage of key issues such as intelligence, critics of strategic studies, and strategy in practice
* New chapters on intelligence and strategy, strategic studies and its critics, and the practice of strategy
* New case studies for the online resource centre, including a case on the 2006 war in Lebanon and a case on the Gaza conflict
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Professor John Baylis is Emeritus Professor of Politics and International Relations and a former Pro-Vice-Chancellor at Swansea University. Professor Colin S. Gray is Professor of International Politics and Strategic Studies at the University of Reading. Professor James J. Wirtz is Professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.Review:
The co-editors of Strategy in the Contemporary World, have done it again. As outstanding as their last edition was, the new and improved 3rd edition is even better! The leading textbook on strategic studies is now in a class of its own. It is the gold standard by which all other texts on the subject must now be measured. Rob Huebert, University of Calgary, Canada Building on its established strenghts, this new edition is a comprehensive update on the rapidly evolving world of international affairs. Gathering an impressive list of contributors from the leading edge of their respective fields and a clear, rigorous, and accessible style, this is unquestionably one of the best resources for students working in the areas of strategy, security, and war studies. Stephen McVeigh, University of Wales, Swansea This is now "the" definitive textbook on the subject, and a must-read for students studying strategic studies, security studies, or international relations. It improves on the 2nd edition with insightful chapters on intelligence, practitioner use of strategy, and the critiques that have been made of both strategic and security studies. Robert Dover, Loughborough University This work is a great survey of, and introduction to, the field of strategic studies. It should be required reading for students of international relations and security studies. Mark Clark, California State University, San Bernardino An excellent resource that successfully captures both the enduring and comtemporary challenges of studying strategy in the post 9/11 world. All the topics are presented in a highly accessible form that gets directly to the core issues involved, making it a "must buy" book. Kevin Wright, University of Essex The new edition provides a timely and important collection of interdisciplinary perspectives on the enduring features of war and strategy, as well as the contemporary and future aspects of each. Expert contributions provide important and original insights into the challenges of past and future decision making in war, intelligence, and the policy making process, among other issues. Teachers and students will find this an indispensable reference and a flexible and useful instrument for instruction. Stephen Cimbala, Penn State University
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