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Cass Series: Naval Policy and History


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This series consists primarily of original manuscripts by research scholars in the general area of naval policy and history, without national or chronological limitations. 

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Navies in Multipolar Worlds From the Age of Sail to the Present

Navies in Multipolar Worlds: From the Age of Sail to the Present

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Paul Kennedy, Evan Wilson
October 16, 2020

Recent challenges to US maritime predominance suggests a return to great power competition at sea, and this new volume looks at how navies in previous eras of multipolarity grappled with similar challenges. The book follows the theme of multipolarity by analysing a wide range of historical and ...

Exercising Control of the Sea Theory and Practice

Exercising Control of the Sea: Theory and Practice

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Milan Vego
October 15, 2020

This book explains both the strategic and the operational aspects of exercising control of the sea. The struggle for sea control consists of three mutually related and overlapping phases: obtaining, maintaining and exercising sea control. It is in the phase of exercising sea control when one’s ...

The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament 1942-1947

The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament 1942-1947

1st Edition

Chris Madsen
February 27, 1998

After the bitter lessons of German self-disarmament in 1919, Britain was far more alert and focused when it came to overseeing the disarmament of Germany's naval forces after World War II. This book shows how well-prepared the British were second time around....

Chinese Maritime Power in the 21st Century Strategic Planning, Policy and Predictions

Chinese Maritime Power in the 21st Century: Strategic Planning, Policy and Predictions

1st Edition

Hu Bo
September 18, 2019

This book analyses China’s maritime strategy for the 21st century, integrating strategic planning, policy thinking and strategic prediction. This book explains the construction and application of China's military, political, economic and diplomatic means for building maritime power, and ...

India-China Maritime Competition The Security Dilemma at Sea

India-China Maritime Competition: The Security Dilemma at Sea

1st Edition

Rajesh Basrur, Anit Mukherjee, T.V. Paul
May 09, 2019

This edited volume critically examines the concept of the “security dilemma” and applies it to India–China maritime competition. Though frequently employed in academic discussion and popular commentary on the Sino-Indian relationship, the term has rarely been critically analysed. The volume ...

Maritime Strategy and Sea Denial Theory and Practice

Maritime Strategy and Sea Denial: Theory and Practice

1st Edition

Milan Vego
December 20, 2018

This book focuses on the theory and practice of maritime strategy and operations by the weaker powers at sea. Illustrated by examples from naval and military history, the book explains and analyzes the strategies of the weaker side at sea in both peacetime and wartime; in defense versus offense; ...

The Royal Navy and Nuclear Weapons

The Royal Navy and Nuclear Weapons

1st Edition

Richard Moore
August 11, 2015

This work examines British thinking about nuclear weapons in the period up to about 1970, looking at the subject through the eyes of the Royal Navy, in the belief that this can offer new insights in this field. The author argues that the Navy was always sceptical about nuclear weapons, both on ...

Piracy in Southeast Asia Trends, Hot Spots and Responses

Piracy in Southeast Asia: Trends, Hot Spots and Responses

1st Edition

Carolin Liss, Ted Biggs
June 28, 2018

This book combines multi-disciplinary ethnographic and theoretical approaches to examine piracy in Southeast Asia and the regional and international responses to this threat. During the piracy boom of the early to mid-2000s, the issue of piracy in Southeast Asia received substantial academic ...

Seapower A Guide for the Twenty-First Century

Seapower: A Guide for the Twenty-First Century

4th Edition

Geoffrey Till
June 21, 2018

This is the fourth, revised and updated, edition of Geoffrey Till's Seapower: A Guide for the Twenty-first Century. The rise of the Chinese and other Asian navies, worsening quarrels over maritime jurisdiction and the United States’ maritime pivot towards the Asia-Pacific region reminds us ...

US Naval Strategy and National Security The Evolution of American Maritime Power

US Naval Strategy and National Security: The Evolution of American Maritime Power

1st Edition

Sebastian Bruns
September 20, 2017

This book examines US naval strategy and the role of American seapower over three decades, from the late 20th century to the early 21st century. This study uses the concept of seapower as a framework to explain the military and political application of sea power and naval force for the United ...

Modern Maritime Piracy Genesis, Evolution and Responses

Modern Maritime Piracy: Genesis, Evolution and Responses

1st Edition

Robert C. McCabe
September 14, 2017

This book examines the complex phenomena of modern maritime piracy. The work offers a cutting-edge analysis of modern maritime piracy in the two most pirate-prone regions – southeast Asia and northeast Africa – from the late twentieth century to the modern day. These case studies present a detailed...

India's Naval Strategy and Asian Security

India's Naval Strategy and Asian Security

1st Edition

Anit Mukherjee, C. Raja Mohan
July 13, 2017

This book examines India’s naval strategy within the context of Asian regional security. Amidst the intensifying geopolitical contestation in the waters of Asia, this book investigates the growing strategic salience of the Indian Navy. Delhi’s expanding economic and military strength has generated ...

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