Recommended CHOICE Titles from Routledge and CRC Press 2012 - 2019

A full list of titles reviewed as "Recommended" by CHOICE Magazine, 2012-2019.

Military & Strategic Studies

The full list of Routledge Military & Strategic Studies titles reviewed as Recommended by CHOICE Magazine since 2012.

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  • Gender and the Genocide in Rwanda

    Women as Rescuers and Perpetrators, 1st Edition

    By Sara E. Brown

    This book examines the mobilization, role, and trajectory of women rescuers and perpetrators during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. While much has been written about the victimization of women during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, very little has been said about women who rescued targeted victims or…

    Hardback – 2017-08-10
    Routledge Studies in Gender and Security

  • Researching the Military

    1st Edition

    Edited by Helena Carreiras, Celso Castro, Sabina Frederic

    Researching the Military focuses on the experiences of researchers who study the military around the world. It explores the historical, social, institutional and personal factors that frame research and scrutinize the way knowledge in this area impacts society and policy. More than merely…

    Hardback – 2016-03-01
    Cass Military Studies

  • Strategy and Politics

    1st Edition

    By Colin S. Gray

    This book examines the subject of strategy and its relationship with politics. Despite the fact that strategy is always the product of political process, the relationship between the two concepts and their ancillary activities has scarcely been touched by scholars. This book corrects that serious…

    Hardback – 2016-02-17

  • Understanding Apocalyptic Terrorism

    Countering the Radical Mindset, 1st Edition

    By Frances L. Flannery

    This book explores a cross-cultural worldview called 'radical apocalypticism' that underlies the majority of terrorist movements in the twenty-first century. Although not all apocalypticism is violent, in its extreme forms radical apocalypticism gives rise to terrorists as varied as members of Al…

    Hardback – 2015-08-24
    Political Violence

  • Military Families and War in the 21st Century

    Comparative perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rene Moelker, Manon Andres, Gary Bowen, Philippe Manigart

    This book focuses on the key issues that affect military families when soldiers are deployed overseas, focusing on the support given to military personnel and families before, during and after missions. Today’s postmodern armies are expected to provide social-psychological support both to their…

    Hardback – 2015-05-14
    Cass Military Studies

  • Rethinking Western Approaches to Counterinsurgency

    Lessons From Post-Colonial Conflict, 1st Edition

    By Russell W. Glenn

    This book critically examines the Western approach to counter-insurgency in the post-colonial era and offers a series of recommendations to address current shortfalls. The author argues that current approaches to countering insurgency rely too heavily on conflicts from the post-World War II years…

    Hardback – 2015-04-24
    Studies in Insurgency, Counterinsurgency and National Security

  • The Cuban Missile Crisis

    A Critical Reappraisal, 1st Edition

    Edited by Len Scott, R. Gerald Hughes

    This volume brings together a collection of leading international experts to revisit and review our understanding of the Cuban Missile Crisis, via a critical reappraisal of some of the key texts. In October 1962, humankind came close to the end of its history. The risk of catastrophe is now…

    Hardback – 2015-04-20
    Cold War History

  • Al Qaeda's Global Crisis

    The Islamic State, Takfir and the Genocide of Muslims, 1st Edition

    By V. G. Julie Rajan

    This book focuses on the crises facing Al Qaeda and how the mass killing of Muslims is challenging its credibility as a leader among Islamist jihadist organizations. The book argues that these crises are directly related to Al Qaeda’s affiliation with the extreme violence employed against Muslims…

    Hardback – 2015-01-23
    Contemporary Terrorism Studies

  • (In)Security and the Production of International Relations

    The Politics of Securitisation in Europe, 1st Edition

    By Jonas Hagmann

    This book provides a framework for analysing the interplay between securitisation and foreign affairs, reconnecting critical security studies with traditional IR concerns about interstate relations. What happens to foreign policymaking when actors, things or processes are presented as threats?…

    Hardback – 2014-12-08
    Routledge Critical Security Studies

  • Russia's Security Policy under Putin

    A critical perspective, 1st Edition

    By Aglaya Snetkov

    This book examines the evolution of Russia’s security policy under Putin in the 21st century, using a critical security studies approach. Drawing on critical approaches to security the book investigates the interrelationship between the internal-external nexus and the politics of (in)security and…

    Hardback – 2014-12-03
    CSS Studies in Security and International Relations

  • Mercenaries, Hybrid Armies and National Security

    Private Soldiers and the State in the 21st Century, 1st Edition

    By Caroline Varin

    This book assesses the use of ‘mercenaries’ by states, and their integration into the national armed forces as part of a new hybridisation trend of contemporary armies. Governments, especially in the West, are undertaking an unprecedented wave of demilitarisation and military budget cuts.…

    Hardback – 2014-09-10
    LSE International Studies Series

  • Arab Approaches to Conflict Resolution

    Mediation, Negotiation and Settlement of Political Disputes, 1st Edition

    By Nahla Yassine-Hamdan, Frederic S Pearson

    This book examines Arab approaches to mediation, negotiation and settlement of political disputes. This book proposes that two clusters of independent variables are potentially responsible for the distinctive nature of Arab conflict resolution. Firstly, those linked with Arab political regimes and…

    Hardback – 2014-06-27
    Routledge Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution

  • The Routledge Handbook of the Cold War

    1st Edition

    Edited by Artemy M. Kalinovsky, Craig Daigle

    This new Handbook offers a wide-ranging overview of current scholarship on the Cold War, with essays from many leading scholars. The field of Cold War history has consistently been one of the most vibrant in the field of international studies. Recent scholarship has added to our understanding of…

    Hardback – 2014-05-29

  • NATO and Western Perceptions of the Soviet Bloc

    Alliance Analysis and Reporting, 1951-69, 1st Edition

    By Evanthis Hatzivassiliou

    This book examines the NATO reports on the Soviet bloc's political and economic system, from 1951 to the aftermath of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia and the beginning of detente. As part of the wider history of Cold War Alliances, the detailed assessments of the NATO experts regarding the…

    Hardback – 2014-05-21
    Cold War History

  • Routledge Handbook of Civil Wars

    1st Edition

    Edited by Edward Newman, Karl DeRouen, Jr.

    This comprehensive new Handbook explores the significance and nature of armed intrastate conflict and civil war in the modern world. Civil wars and intrastate conflict represent the principal form of organised violence since the end of World War II, and certainly in the contemporary era. These…

    Hardback – 2014-02-18

  • Anglo-American Relations

    Contemporary Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Alan Dobson, Steve Marsh

    This book provides an examination of contemporary Anglo-American relations. Sometimes controversially referred to as the Special Relationship, Anglo-American relations constitute arguably the most important bilateral relationship of modern times. However, in recent years, there have been frequent…

    Hardback – 2012-11-29
    Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

  • Transatlantic Relations since 1945

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Jussi Hanhimaki, Benedikt Schoenborn, Barbara Zanchetta

    Transatlantic Relations Since 1945 offers a comprehensive account of transatlantic relations in the second half of the 20th century (extending to the present-day). The transatlantic relationship has been the bedrock of international relations since the end of World War II. This new textbook will…

    Paperback – 2012-03-15

  • The US Military

    A Basic Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Judith Hicks Stiehm

    This book provides a basic guide to the US military and will raise questions for further discussion by students and other curious readers. The US Military provides an accessible starting-point for those with a limited knowledge of this institution. Covering a wide range of subject matter, and…

    Paperback – 2012-01-09
    Cass Military Studies

  • A Perpetual Menace

    Nuclear Weapons and International Order, 1st Edition

    By William Walker

    Written by a leading scholar in the field of nuclear weapons and international relations, this book examines ‘the problem of order’ arising from the existence of weapons of mass destruction. This central problem of international order has its origins in the nineteenth century, when…

    Paperback – 2011-09-14
    Routledge Global Security Studies

  • The Routledge Handbook of Energy Security

    1st Edition

    Edited by Roman V. Sidortsov

    This Handbook examines the subject of energy security: its definition, dimensions, ways to measure and index it, and the complicating factors that are often overlooked. The volume identifies varying definitions and dimensions of energy security, including those that prioritize security of supply…

    Hardback – 2010-12-17

  • Humanitarian Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect

    Security and human rights, 1st Edition

    By Cristina Gabriela Badescu

    This book explores attempts to develop a more acceptable account of the principles and mechanisms associated with humanitarian intervention, which has become known as the ‘Responsibility to Protect’ (R2P). Cases of genocide and mass violence have raised endless debates about the theory and…

    Hardback – 2010-11-17
    Global Politics and the Responsibility to Protect