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Routledge Library Editions: International Security Studies


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This set gathers together 23 previously out-of-print titles, all classic of original research. With a wide scope, they individually focus on topics that affect security on a global scale. Analyses take in the issues surrounding the estimation of foreign military power; international air and naval power; military modelling; military growth and weapons control; environmental impacts of war; and many more.

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A Dictionary of Military Quotations

A Dictionary of Military Quotations

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Trevor Royle
May 31, 2021

This book, first published in 1990, is a provocative collection of military quotations that captures the human essence of warfare. From the skirmishes beneath the walls of Troy to the dropping of the atomic bomb, nearly 3,500 quotations distil the experiences of generations of soldiers, depicting ...

A Dictionary of Military and Technological Abbreviations and Acronyms

A Dictionary of Military and Technological Abbreviations and Acronyms

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Bernhard Pretz
May 31, 2021

This book, first published in 1983, is a compilation of some 50,000 acronyms and abbreviations used by the British, American, German and Soviet military. It enables the researcher to understand the language of the Armed Forces, their armaments and the related technology, and to reach a greater ...

A Preface to Peace

A Preface to Peace

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Harold Callender
May 31, 2021

This book, first published in 1944, assesses the prospects of peace following the Allied victory in the Second World War. It examines the tasks that victory would impose on the victors; the development during the war of US policies, military and political; the errors that caused the war; and the ...

Alternative Defence Policy

Alternative Defence Policy

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Gordon Burt
May 31, 2021

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 ...

Codebreaking and Signals Intelligence

Codebreaking and Signals Intelligence

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Christopher Andrew
May 31, 2021

Despite publicity given to the successes of British and American codebreakers during the Second World War, the study of signals intelligence is still complicated by governmental secrecy over even the most elderly peacetime sigint. This book, first published in 1986, lifts the veil on some of these ...

Encyclopedia of Modern War

Encyclopedia of Modern War

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Roger Parkinson
May 31, 2021

This book, first published in 1977, presents a comprehensive survey of the upheavals experienced in warfare from 1793 to the end of the twentieth century, a period that saw many fundamental changes – from the Napoleonic wars to the advent of total war, guerrilla and nuclear warfare. It discusses in...

Estimating Foreign Military Power

Estimating Foreign Military Power

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Philip Towle
May 31, 2021

This book, first published in 1982, addresses the problem of assessing the central and regional balance of power. The collection of essays by experts on the different countries looks at the miscalculations about the military power of foreign countries which have been made in the past and the ...

Maritime Strategy for Medium Powers

Maritime Strategy for Medium Powers

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Rear Admiral J.R. Hill
May 31, 2021

This book, first published in 1986, argues that there is a special category of medium powers in the world – such as Britain, France, India, Brazil, Japan, China and others – which have sufficient military power to do something to protect their interests but which are not a match for the superpowers...

Militarization and Arms Production

Militarization and Arms Production

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Helena Tuomi, Raimo Väyrynen
May 31, 2021

This book, first published in 1983, contains articles written as a result of the UN 1978-81 study on the relationship between disarmament and development. They analyse the disruptive, retarding and weakening effects of large-scale military preparations on the economic and social fabric of societies...

Military Applications of Modeling Selected Case Studies

Military Applications of Modeling: Selected Case Studies

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Francis P. Hoeber
May 31, 2021

This book, first published in 1981, offers a critical review of the techniques of mathematical modelling and their appropriate application to military operations research – the analysis of data (historical data, exercise and test results, and intelligence) in preparation for war. The virtues of ...

Military Intervention in Democratic Societies

Military Intervention in Democratic Societies

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Peter Rowe, Christopher J. Whelan
May 31, 2021

This book, first published in 1985, provides a comprehensive treatment of the role of the military within civil society. With analysis from a policing and military viewpoint (both rarely available in public), and legal and historical perspectives, this book sheds valuable light both on the role of ...

Problems of Contemporary Militarism

Problems of Contemporary Militarism

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Asbjørn Eide, Marek Thee
May 31, 2021

This book, first published in 1980, presents a comprehensive and detailed look at the problem of international militarisation. It examines the key issues, the meaning of the problem, the international context and the spread of militarism to the Third World, its fast growth and dangerous ...

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