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1st Edition

Alternative Defence Policy

Edited By

Gordon Burt

ISBN 9780367710446
Published May 31, 2021 by Routledge
164 Pages

USD $110.00

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Book Description

This book, first published in 1988, represents a unique attempt to combine a discussion of an alternative British defence policy in terms of military strategy and new technology, with a consideration of how this policy might be secure in political terms. Written against a background of a possible future Labour government in the late 1980s with a radically different defence policy to the Conservative Government of the day, it considers questions such as: Would conventional deterrence really be effective? Just what is the Labour Party’s defence policy? How precisely might Britain be transformed into a non-aligned, non-militarist state?

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to the Crisis Gordon Burt  2. The Conventional Balance and Conventional Deterrence in Europe Andrew Kelly  3. New Conventional Technology and Alternative Defence: Help or Hindrance? Philip Gummett  4. The Evolution of Labour’s Defence and Security Policy Mike Gapes  5. A Non-Nuclear, Non-NATO Britain: Is There an Electoral Pathway? Patrick Dunleavy  6. A Strategic Conclusion Gordon Burt

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