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TitleRoutledge handbook of defence studies / edited by David J. Galbreath and John R. Deni
ImprintAbingdon, Oxon New York, NY : Routledge, [2018]
Descript xiv, 397 pages ; 25cm


"The Routledge Handbook of Defence Studies provides a comprehensive collection of essays on contemporary defence studies by leading international scholars. Defence studies is a multi-disciplinary study of how agents, predominantly states, prepare for and go to war. Whereas security studies has been broadened and stretched to cover at times the near totality of international and domestic affairs, and war studies has come to mean more than just operations and tactics but also experiences and outcomes, defence studies remains a coherent area of study primarily aimed at how defence policy changes over time and in relation to stimulating factors such as changes in power, strategy and technology. This new Handbook offers a complete landscape of this area of study and contributes to a review of defence studies in terms of policy, security and war but also looks forward to new challenges to existing conceptions of defence and how this is changing as states and their militaries also change. The volume is divided into four thematic sections: Defence as Policy; Defence Practice; Operations and Tactics; and Contemporary Defence Issues. The ability to review the field while also looking forward to further research is an important element of a sustainable text on defence studies. In as much as this volume is able to highlight the main themes of defence studies, it also offers an in-depth look into how defence issues can be examined and compared in a contemporary setting. This Handbook will be of great interest to students of defence studies, strategic studies, war studies, security studies and IR."--Provided by publisher


Part I. Defence as policy : Defence aspolicy -- Defence as war -- Defence as security -- Methods in fefence dtudies -- Part II. Defence practice : Defence budgets -- Defence procurement -- Recruiting and retention to sustain a volunteer military force -- Professional military education -- Military logistics --Military doctrine -- Strategy -- Defence-strategic culture: Between power and rules -- Civil-military relations -- Part. III Operations and tactics : Land warfare -- Air warfare -- Naval warfare -- Insurgency and counterinsurgency -- Nuclear warfare and deterrence -- Cyber warfare -- Joint combined operations -- Peace operations and 'no peace to keep' -- Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance : Part IV. Contemporary defence issues : Public opinion and defence -- The role of private military corporations in defence -- Resilience, security and defense -- Military transformation -- Military robots and drones -- Military alliances -- Security assistance -- Future war 1

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