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  • Risk and Securitization in Japan

    1945-60, 1st Edition

    By Piers R. Williamson

    Since the early 1990s, there has been an emphasis in international relations theory on the shift from a Cold War rationality of  ‘threat’, to a post-Cold War rationality of ‘risk’. However, in Risk and Securitization in Japan, 1945-1960, Piers R. Williamson argues that this assumption of a…

    Hardback – 2013-11-11
    The University of Sheffield/Routledge Japanese Studies Series

  • The Politics of Nuclear Non-Proliferation

    A pragmatist framework for analysis, 1st Edition

    By Ursula Jasper

    This book examines the puzzle of why some states acquire nuclear weapons, whereas others refrain from trying to do so – or even renounce them. Based on the predominant theoretical thinking in International Relations it is often assumed that nuclear proliferation is inevitable, given the anarchic…

    Hardback – 2013-10-09
    CSS Studies in Security and International Relations

  • The Theory and Practice of Irregular Warfare

    Warrior-scholarship in counter-insurgency, 1st Edition

    Edited by Andrew Mumford, Bruno C Reis

    This book offers an analysis of key individuals who have contributed to both the theory and the practice of counterinsurgency (COIN). Insurgencies have become the dominant form of armed conflict around the world today. The perceptible degeneration of the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan into…

    Hardback – 2013-10-09
    Studies in Insurgency, Counterinsurgency and National Security

  • Technology Transfers and Non-Proliferation

    Between control and cooperation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Oliver Meier

    This edited volume examines the issue of the proliferation of dual-use technology and the efforts of the international community to control these technologies. Efforts to stop the spread of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) increasingly focus on preventing the proliferation and misuse of dual-use…

    Hardback – 2013-08-22
    Routledge Global Security Studies

  • Armed Drones and the Ethics of War

    Military virtue in a post-heroic age, 1st Edition

    By Christian Enemark

    This book assesses the ethical implications of using armed unmanned aerial vehicles (‘hunter-killer drones’) in contemporary conflicts. The American way of war is trending away from the heroic and towards the post-heroic, driven by a political preference for air-powered management of strategic…

    Hardback – 2013-08-22
    War, Conflict and Ethics

  • Naval Modernisation in South-East Asia

    Nature, Causes and Consequences, 1st Edition

    Edited by Geoffrey Till, Jane Chan

    This edited volume analyses the naval arms race in South-East Asia, and reviews the content, purposes and consequences of the naval policies and development of the main countries of the region. The rise of naval capability in the countries of the Asia-Pacific Region is increasingly recognised as a…

    Hardback – 2013-07-31
    Cass Series: Naval Policy and History

  • Understanding the Intelligence Cycle

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mark Phythian

    This book critically analyses the concept of the intelligence cycle, highlighting the nature and extent of its limitations and proposing alternative ways of conceptualising the intelligence process. The concept of the intelligence cycle has been central to the study of intelligence. As…

    Hardback – 2013-05-13
    Studies in Intelligence

  • Transatlantic Space Politics

    Competition and Cooperation Above the Clouds, 1st Edition

    By Sheng-Chih Wang

    This book examines transatlantic politics through an analysis of 60 years of US-European strategic interaction in space. The significance of space politics for the study of transatlantic relations receives surprisingly little scholarly attention. As a theatre of interaction, transatlantic space…

    Hardback – 2013-04-29
    Space Power and Politics

  • Understanding Military Doctrine

    A Multidisciplinary Approach, 1st Edition

    By Harald Hoiback

    This book puts military doctrine into a wider perspective, drawing on military history, philosophy, and political science. Military doctrines are institutional beliefs about what works in war; given the trauma of 9/11 and the ensuing 'War on Terror', serious divergences over what the message of…

    Hardback – 2013-04-16
    Cass Military Studies

  • Ballistic Missile Defence and US National Security Policy

    Normalisation and Acceptance after the Cold War, 1st Edition

    By Andrew Futter

    This book examines the transformation in US thinking about the role of Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) in national security policy since the end of the Cold War. The evolution of the BMD debate after the Cold War has been complex, complicated and punctuated. As this book shows, the debate and…

    Hardback – 2013-03-22
    Routledge Global Security Studies

  • 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
    Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies Series

  • Contemporary Military Culture and Strategic Studies

    US and UK Armed Forces in the 21st Century, 1st Edition

    By Alastair Finlan

    This book explores and compares the contemporary military cultures of the United States and the United Kingdom. The last decade has witnessed astonishing global events, from 9/11 and military operations in Afghanistan in the same year, to the military intervention in Libya in 2011. Western military…

    Hardback – 2013-02-28
    Cass Military Studies

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