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Routledge Handbook of Defence Studies

Edited by David J. Galbreath, John R. Deni

© 2018 – Routledge

398 pages

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Hardback: 9781138122505
pub: 2018-02-22

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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 not 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 alterations 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction, David J. Galbreath and John R. Deni

Part I: Defence as Policy

  1. Defence as Policy, Trevor Taylor
  2. Defence as War, Olivier Schmitt
  3. Defence as Security, Hannah E. Dönges and Stephanie C. Hofmann
  4. Methods in Defence Studies, Delphine Deschaux-Dutard
  5. Part II: Defence Practice

  6. Defence Budgets, Keith Hartley
  7. Defence Procurement, Matthew Uttley
  8. Recruiting and Retention to Sustain a Volunteer Military Force Defence Education, Beth J. Asch and John T. Warner
  9. Professional Military Education, Victoria Syme-Taylor and Duraid Jalili
  10. Military Logistics, Mahyar Amouzegar
  11. Military Doctrine, Harald Høiback
  12. Strategy, Thomas G. Mahnken
  13. Defence Strategic Culture: Between Power and Rules, Julian Lindley-French
  14. Civil-Military Relations, Birthe Anders
  15. Part III: Operations and Tactics

  16. Land warfare, Christopher Tuck
  17. Air warfare, Viktoriya Fedorchak
  18. Naval warfare, Alessio Patalano
  19. Insurgency and Counterinsurgency, Celeste Ward Gventer
  20. Nuclear Warfare and Deterrence, John Friend and Bradley A. Thayer
  21. Cyber warfare, Chris Bronk
  22. Joint combined operations, Thomas Drohan
  23. Peace operations, Berma Klein Goldewijk and Joseph Soeters
  24. Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Adam D.M. Svendsen
  25. Part IV: Contemporary Defence Issues

  26. Public Opinion and Defence, Bastian Giegerich
  27. The Role of Private Military Corporations in Defence, Mark Erbel and Christopher Kinsey
  28. Resilience, Security and Defence, Brett Edwards
  29. Military Transformation, Peter Dombrowski
  30. Military Robots and Drones, Ulrike Esther Franke
  31. Military Alliances, James Sperling
  32. Security Assistance, John R. Deni
  33. Future War, Manabrata Guha

About the Editors

David J. Galbreath is Professor of International Security and Director of the Centre for Security and Technology at the University of Bath, UK. He is former Editor-in-Chief of European Security (2009–2015) and Defence Studies (2013–2016), and author of, most recently, The European Minority Rights Regime (2012, with Joanne McEvoy).

John R. Deni is Research Professor of Security Studies at the US Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute and an adjunct lecturer at American University’s School of International Service. He is author of NATO and Article 5 (2017).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Military / General
HISTORY / Military / Strategy
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / General