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Small Navies

Strategy and Policy for Small Navies in War and Peace, 1st Edition

By Michael Mulqueen, Deborah Sanders, Ian Speller

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Whilst maritime studies tend to reflect the dominance of large navies, history shows how relatively small naval forces can have a disproportionately large impact on global events. From Confederate commerce raiders in the nineteenth century, to Somali pirates today, even the most minor of maritime forces can become a key player on a global stage. Examining a broad range of examples, this volume addresses the roles and activities of small navies in the past and the present at the national, regional and international level. In particular, it focusses on the different ways in which such forces have identified and addressed national and international security challenges and the way in which they interact with other navies and security agencies. In addition the collection also investigates the relationship of such navies with non-governmental organisations, institutions and bodies in pursuit of broader maritime goals, be they political, financial or environmental. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach drawing on the best new research from the fields of international relations, security studies, strategic studies and maritime history, the book examines the diversity of experience amongst different smaller navies and also establishes areas of similarity. Divided into two sections, part one begins with a number of chapters that are theoretical in nature, whilst part two provides case studies that offer a more regional focus, including analysis of the challenges facing contemporary navies and historical case studies designed to reveal the experience of small navies over time. By adopting an approach that combines historical considerations with analysis of current events, the collection offers a unique perspective on the role that small navies have played in wider nautical affairs and their continued impact upon global maritime strategies.

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'Small Navies provides some insight for all members of the security community on a subject that has received relatively little scholarly attention.' The Military Review

Table of Contents

Preface, Michael Mulqueen, Deborah Sanders and Ian Speller;Introduction, Ian Speller, Deborah Sanders and Michael Mulqueen; The ranking of smaller navies revisited, Eric Grove; Are small navies different?, Geoffrey Till; Small navies in perspective: deconstructing the hierarchy of naval forces, Basil Germond; Transforming small navies by systematic innovation: a framework for productivity, efficiency and effectiveness, Michael Mulqueen and Terry Warburton; Adaptative dynamic capabilities and innovation: the key for small navies protecting national interests at and from the sea, Mark Mellett; Small navies in Asia: the strategic rationale for growth, Michael McDevitt; The Republic of Korea Navy - a ‘big’ small navy, Ian Bowers; ‘Best little navy in Southeast Asia’: the case of the Republic of Singapore Navy, Swee Lean Collin Koh; Small navies and border and immigration control: Frontex operations in the Mediterranean, Giampiero Giacomello and Chiara Ruffa; Small navies in the Black Sea: a case study of Romania’s maritime power, Deborah Sanders; A small navy in a changing world: the case of the Royal Swedish Navy, Niklas Granholm; The strategic value of small navies: the strange case of the Confederate Navy, Christopher Tuck; Learning to be small: the experience of the British Pacific Fleet, 1944-45, Jon Robb-Webb; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.

About the Authors

Michael Mulqueen is Professor of Media and Security Innovation, Director of the Centre for Applied Research in Security Innovation and Head of the Department of Media and Communication at Liverpool Hope University.Among Michael’s publications is Re-evaluating Irish national security policy: Affordable threats? (2009), the standard text in national security policy making for all officer cadets, officers and Senior Command Team of the Irish Navy. Deborah Sanders is a Senior Lecturer at the Defence Studies Department at King’s College London and the UK Joint Services Command and Staff College. She teaches a range of topics relating to international relations, strategic studies and contemporary security and has particular expertise in the former Soviet Union, in particular Ukraine, and in maritime policy. She is the author of Security Cooperation between Russia and Ukraine in the Post-Soviet Era (2000) and Maritime Power in the Black Sea forthcoming with Ashgate 2014. Ian Speller is a senior lecturer and Director of the Centre for Military History and Strategic Studies at the National University of Ireland Maynooth. He also teaches at the Irish Defence Forces Military College and provides lectures in naval warfare and maritime strategy for the Irish Naval Services. He is co-author of Understanding Modern Warfare (2008) and author of Understanding Naval Warfare (2014).

About the Series

Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies Series

Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies Series
The Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies Series is the publishing platform of the Corbett Centre. Drawing on the expertise and wider networks of the Defence Studies Department of King's College London, and based at the Joint Services Command and Staff College in the UK Defence Academy, the Corbett Centre is already a leading centre for academic expertise and education in maritime and naval studies. It enjoys close links with several other institutions, both academic and governmental, that have an interest in maritime matters, including the Developments, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (DCDC), the Naval Staff of the Ministry of Defence and the Naval Historical Branch. The centre and its publishing output aims to promote the understanding and analysis of maritime history and policy and to provide a forum for the interaction of academics, policy-makers and practitioners. Books published under the eagis of the Corbett Centre series reflect these aims and provide an opportunity to stimulate research and debate into a broad range of maritime related themes. The core subject matter for the series is maritime strategy and policy, conceived broadly to include theory, history and practice, military and civil, historical and contemporary, British and international aspects. As a result this series offers a unique opportunity to examine key issues such as maritime security, the future of naval power, and the commercial uses of the sea, from an exceptionally broad chronological, geographical and thematic range. Truly interdisciplinary in its approach, the series welcomes books from across the humanities, social sciences and professional worlds, providing an unrivalled opportunity for authors and readers to enhance the national and international visibility of maritime affairs, and provide a forum for policy debate and analysis.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS027000
HISTORY / Military / General
HIS037070
HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
HIS053000
HISTORY / Oceania