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Routledge Advances in Defence Studies

About the Series

Routledge Advances in Defence Studies is a multi-disciplinary series examining innovations, disruptions, counter-culture histories, and unconventional approaches to understanding contemporary forms, challenges, logics, frameworks, and technologies of national defence. This is the first series explicitly dedicated to examining the impact of radical change on national security and the construction of theoretical and imagined disruptions to existing structures, practices, and behaviours in the defence community of practice. The purpose of this series is to establish a first-class intellectual home for conceptually challenging and empirically authoritative studies that offer insight, clarity, and sustained focus.

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Cultural Heritage in Modern Conflict Past, Propaganda, Parade

Cultural Heritage in Modern Conflict: Past, Propaganda, Parade

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Edited By Timothy Clack, Mark Dunkley
September 09, 2022

This edited volume offers an in-depth study of heritage and warfare from the perspective of defence studies.  The book focuses on how, in different contexts, heritage can be a catalyst and target of conflict, an obstacle to stabilisation, but also a driver of peace-building. It documents the ...

Strategic Autonomy and Economic Power The Economy as a Strategic Theater

Strategic Autonomy and Economic Power: The Economy as a Strategic Theater

1st Edition


By Vitor Bento
August 05, 2022

This book examines the effect of economic power on a state’s strategic autonomy. Strategic autonomy is a fundamental condition for the availability of strategic options in the interaction of states. This book provides the first clear operational definition of the concept and offers an analysis of ...

Making British Defence Policy Continuity and Change

Making British Defence Policy: Continuity and Change

1st Edition

By Robert Self
June 17, 2022

This book explores the process by which defence policy is made in contemporary Britain and the institutions, actors and conflicting interests which interact in its inception and continuous reformulation. Rather than dealing with the substance of defence policy, this study focuses upon the ...

The World Information War Western Resilience, Campaigning, and Cognitive Effects

The World Information War: Western Resilience, Campaigning, and Cognitive Effects

1st Edition

Edited By Timothy Clack, Robert Johnson
May 11, 2021

This book outlines the threats from information warfare faced by the West and analyses the ways it can defend itself. Existing on a spectrum from communication to indoctrination, information can be used to undermine trust, amplify emotional resonance, and reformulate identities. The West is ...

The Conduct of War in the 21st Century Kinetic, Connected and Synthetic

The Conduct of War in the 21st Century: Kinetic, Connected and Synthetic

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Edited By Rob Johnson, Martijn Kitzen, Tim Sweijs
March 03, 2021

This book examines the key dimensions of 21st century war, and shows that orthodox thinking about war, particularly what it is and how it is fought, needs to be updated. Accelerating societal, economic, political and technological change affects how we prepare, equip and organise for war, as well ...

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