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Military Mission Formations and Hybrid Wars New Sociological Perspectives

Military Mission Formations and Hybrid Wars: New Sociological Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Thomas Vladimir Brønd, Uzi Ben-Shalom, Eyal Ben-Ari
May 06, 2022

This volume explores and develops new social-scientific tools for the analysis and understanding of contemporary military missions in theatre. Despite the advent of new types of armed conflict, the social-scientific study of militaries in action continues to focus on tools developed in the hey-day ...

Military Strategy of Middle Powers Competing for Security, Influence, and Status in the 21st Century

Military Strategy of Middle Powers: Competing for Security, Influence, and Status in the 21st Century

1st Edition

By Håkan Edström, Jacob Westberg
April 29, 2022

Military Strategy of Middle Powers explores to what degree twenty-first-century middle powers adjust their military strategies due to changes in the international order, such as the decline in US power. The overarching objective of the book is to explain continuity and change in the strategies of a...

Civil-Military Cooperation in International Interventions The Role of Soldiers

Civil-Military Cooperation in International Interventions: The Role of Soldiers

1st Edition

By Agata Mazurkiewicz
April 01, 2022

This book investigates the challenges related to civil-military cooperation (CIMIC) and offers a new perspective by examining the social role of NATO CIMIC soldiers. The intertwining of the civilian and military spheres has become a significant part of the contemporary security environment. However...

Understanding the Impact of Social Research on the Military Reflections and Critiques

Understanding the Impact of Social Research on the Military: Reflections and Critiques

1st Edition

Edited By Eyal Ben-Ari, Helena Carreiras, Celso Castro
November 30, 2021

This book seeks to chart and evaluate the impact of social research on the military itself. By "impact", the authors in this volume simply mean that which has a marked effect or influence on changing military policy, practices, knowledge, skills, behaviour, or living conditions. The book comprises ...

Managing Security Concepts and Challenges

Managing Security: Concepts and Challenges

1st Edition

Edited By Laura R. Cleary, Roger Darby
November 29, 2021

This textbook is designed to be used by those tackling the complex and challenging issues of security sector reform (SSR). The questions of ‘What is security?’ and ‘How can governments deliver it in the most efficient and effective manner?’ are central to this volume. The text explores the ways ...

Military Strategy of Great Powers Managing Power Asymmetry and Structural Change in the 21st Century

Military Strategy of Great Powers: Managing Power Asymmetry and Structural Change in the 21st Century

1st Edition

By Håkan Edström, Jacob Westberg
September 21, 2021

This book explores the military strategies of the five system-determining great powers during the twenty-first century. The book’s point of departure is that analyses of countries’ defence strategies should acknowledge that states come in various shapes and sizes and that their strategic choices ...

A Global History of Pre-Modern Warfare Before the Rise of the West, 10,000 BCE–1500 CE

A Global History of Pre-Modern Warfare: Before the Rise of the West, 10,000 BCE–1500 CE

1st Edition

By Kaushik Roy
September 15, 2021

This book examines the military histories of the regions beyond Western Europe in the pre-modern era. Existing works on global military history mainly focus on the western part of Eurasia after 1500 CE. As regards the ancient period, such works concentrate exclusively on Greece and Rome. So, ‘...

Counterinsurgency Warfare and Brutalisation The Second Russian-Chechen War

Counterinsurgency Warfare and Brutalisation: The Second Russian-Chechen War

1st Edition

By Roberto Colombo, Emil Aslan Souleimanov
July 22, 2021

This book offers the first analysis of the brutalisation paradigm in counter-insurgency warfare. Minimising the use of force and winning over the population’s opinion is said to be the cornerstone of success in modern counterinsurgency (COIN). Yet, this tells only one side of the story. Drawing ...

War and International Relations A Critical Analysis

War and International Relations: A Critical Analysis

1st Edition

By Balazs Szanto
July 09, 2021

This book provides a critical overview of the occurrence of war in the international system by examining the concept from multiple perspectives and theoretical backgrounds. War is an essential concept in international affairs, if for no other reason than because prevention of war requires an ...

French Defence Policy Since the End of the Cold War

French Defence Policy Since the End of the Cold War

1st Edition

By Alice Pannier, Olivier Schmitt
December 28, 2020

This book describes the evolution of French defence policy since the end of the Cold War. For the past thirty years there have been significant changes to French defence policy as a result of several contextual evolutions. Changes include shifts in the global balance of power, new understandings of...

Understanding Insurgent Resilience Organizational Structures and the Implications for Counterinsurgency

Understanding Insurgent Resilience: Organizational Structures and the Implications for Counterinsurgency

1st Edition

By Andrew D. Henshaw
July 31, 2020

This book examines terrorist and insurgent organisations and seeks to understand how such groups persist for so long, while introducing a new strategic doctrine for countering these organisations. The work discusses whether familial or meritocratic insurgencies are more resilient to ...

Military Strategy of Small States Responding to External Shocks of the 21st Century

Military Strategy of Small States: Responding to External Shocks of the 21st Century

1st Edition

By Håkan Edström, Dennis Gyllensporre, Jacob Westberg
April 28, 2020

The book explores how small states adjust their military strategies in response to external shocks. Using primary sources from four Nordic countries, (Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden), this volume explores how small states have adjusted their military strategies in response to external shocks ...

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