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Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies Series

Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies Series

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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.

  • Naval Diplomacy in 21st Century

    A Model for the Post-Cold War Global Order, 1st Edition

    By Kevin Rowlands

    This book offers a detailed investigation of naval diplomacy, past and present, and challenges the widely accepted Anglo-American school of sea power thought. Despite the acknowledgement of the importance of the threat or use of force in the pursuit of policy since the dawn of strategic thought,…

    Hardback – 2018-09-13
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  • Early Naval Air Power

    British and German Approaches, 1st Edition

    By Dennis Haslop

    This book examines the British and German approach to naval air power, describing the creation and development of the two naval air service organizations and doctrine. This work provides new insights as to how two naval air services were influenced by internal and political interventions, and how…

    Hardback – 2018-01-15
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  • The Dynamics of Coalition Naval Warfare

    The Special Relationship at Sea, 1st Edition

    By Steven Paget

    This book examines the dynamics of coalition naval operations. Since the end of the Second World War, few nations possess the capacity for large scale, sustained and independent naval operations; and even those that do, such as the USA, often find it economically, militarily and politically…

    Hardback – 2017-09-20
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  • Land Based Air Power or Aircraft Carriers?

    A Case Study of the British Debate about Maritime Air Power in the 1960s, 1st Edition

    By Gjert Lage Dyndal

    During the 1960s - in the midst of its retreat from empire - the British government had to grapple with complex political and military problems in order to find a strategic defence policy that was both credible and affordable. Addressing what was perhaps the most contentious issue within those…

    Paperback – 2016-11-25
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  • Re-inventing the Ship

    Science, Technology and the Maritime World, 1800-1918, 1st Edition

    By Don Leggett

    Edited by Richard Dunn

    Ships have histories that are interwoven with the human fabric of the maritime world. In the long nineteenth century these histories revolved around the re-invention of these once familiar objects in a period in which Britain became a major maritime power. This multi-disciplinary volume deploys…

    Paperback – 2016-11-23
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  • Wisdom and War

    The Royal Naval College Greenwich 1873–1998, 1st Edition

    By Harry Dickinson

    Opened in 1873, in buildings constructed by Charles II to house retired sailors, the Royal Naval College was founded with the aim of providing officers with 'the highest possible scientific instruction in all branches of study bearing upon their profession'. For more than 125 years it taught…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
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  • The Rise of the Indian Navy

    Internal Vulnerabilities, External Challenges, 1st Edition

    Edited by Harsh V. Pant

    The Indian Navy has gradually emerged as an indispensable tool of Indian diplomacy in recent years, making it imperative for Indian policy-makers and naval thinkers to think anew the role of the nation’s naval forces in Indian strategy. There is a long tradition in India of viewing the maritime…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
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  • Preparing for Blockade 1885-1914

    Naval Contingency for Economic Warfare, 1st Edition

    By Stephen Cobb

    Today, the First World War is remembered chiefly for the carnage of the Western Front, but at the time the Royal Navy's blockade of Germany was a more frequent source of debate. For, even at a time of war, there were influential voices in Britain who baulked at a concept of economic warfare that…

    Paperback – 2016-10-28
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  • British Naval Aviation

    The First 100 Years, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tim Benbow

    In 1909 the British Admiralty placed an order for a rigid airship, marking the beginning of the Royal Navy's involvement with airpower. This collection charts the Navy's involvement with aviation over the following century, and the ways in which its rapid expansion and evolution radically altered…

    Paperback – 2016-10-17
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  • Theorist of Maritime Strategy

    Sir Julian Corbett and his Contribution to Military and Naval Thought, 1st Edition

    By J.J. Widen

    Since its publication in 1911, Sir Julian's Corbett's Some Principles of Maritime Strategy has remained a key document within naval strategic thinking. Yet despite his undoubted influence, Corbett's theories have not been subjected to scientific review and systematic comparison with other naval…

    Paperback – 2016-10-03
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  • The Challenges of Command

    The Royal Navy's Executive Branch Officers, 1880-1919, 1st Edition

    By Robert L. Davison

    In the period leading up to the First World War Britain's naval supremacy was challenged by an arms race with Germany, fuelled not only by military and geo-strategic rivalries, but an onrush of technological developments. As this book demonstrates, steam turbines, bigger guns, mechanical computing…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
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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

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-03-18
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  • Assessing Maritime Power in the Asia-Pacific

    The Impact of American Strategic Re-Balance, 1st Edition

    By Greg Kennedy, Harsh V. Pant

    Leading academics from around the world, who specialize in analysing maritime strategic issues, deliberate the impact of the American 'pivot' or 're-balance' strategy, and the 'Air-Sea Battle' operational concept, on the maritime power and posture of a number of selected states. Intending to…

    Hardback – 2015-11-03
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  • Governing Europe's Marine Environment

    Europeanization of Regional Seas or Regionalization of EU Policies?, 1st Edition

    By Michael Gilek

    Edited by Kristine Kern

    Governing Europe's Marine Environment is a coherent up-to-date multidisciplinary analysis of current approaches and challenges to the sustainable governance of Europe's marine environment. Structured in three parts, Part 1 outlines general theoretical ideas about governance, governing, and…

    Hardback – 2015-02-28
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  • Science, Utility and Maritime Power

    Samuel Bentham in Russia, 1779-91, 1st Edition

    By Roger Morriss

    During the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, Samuel Bentham influenced both the technology and the administrative ideas employed in the management of the British navy. His influence stemmed from his passion for science, from his desire to achieve improvements based on a belief in the…

    Hardback – 2015-02-18
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  • Maritime Power in the Black Sea

    1st Edition

    By Deborah Sanders

    Maritime Power in the Black Sea provides the first comprehensive assessment and evaluation of the comparative maritime power of the six littoral states in the Black Sea - Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Romania and Bulgaria. This book examines the maritime capabilities and assets of each of the…

    Hardback – 2014-08-28
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  • China's Naval Power

    An Offensive Realist Approach, 1st Edition

    By Yves-Heng Lim

    The rapid modernization of the Chinese Navy is a well-documented reality of the post-Cold War world. In two decades, the People's Liberation Army Navy has evolved from a backward force composed of obsolete platforms into a reasonably modern fleet whose growth is significantly shaking the naval…

    Hardback – 2014-01-15
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  • From East of Suez to the Eastern Atlantic

    British Naval Policy 1964-70, 1st Edition

    By Edward Hampshire

    Exploring British naval policy during the first two governments of Harold Wilson (1964-70), this book analyses how the Navy Department of the Ministry of Defence and the Navy's professional leadership dealt with six years of defence reviews, retrenchment and strategic re-orientation. This period…

    Hardback – 2013-03-22
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  • Maritime Security in the South China Sea

    Regional Implications and International Cooperation, 1st Edition

    By Shicun Wu

    Edited by Keyuan Zou

    Maritime security is of vital importance to the South China Sea, a critical sea route for maritime transport of East Asian countries including China. The adjacent countries have rendered overlapping territorial and/or maritime claims in the South China Sea which complicate the situation of…

    Hardback – 2009-09-28
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