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Routledge Handbook Of Defence Studies

Edited by: David J. Galbreath , John R. Deni

Print publication date:  February  2018
Online publication date:  February  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138122505
eBook ISBN: 9781315650463
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The Routledge Handbook of Defence Studies provides a comprehensive collection of essays on contemporary defence studies by leading international scholars.

Defence studies is a multi-disciplinary study of how agents, predominantly states, prepare for and go to war. Whereas security studies has been broadened and stretched to cover at times the near totality of international and domestic affairs, and war studies has come to mean not just operations and tactics but also experiences and outcomes, defence studies remains a coherent area of study primarily aimed at how defence policy changes over time and in relation to stimulating factors such as alterations in power, strategy and technology. This new Handbook offers a complete landscape of this area of study and contributes to a review of defence studies in terms of policy, security and war, but also looks forward to new challenges to existing conceptions of defence and how this is changing as states and their militaries also change. The volume is divided into four thematic sections: Defence as Policy; Defence Practice; Operations and Tactics; and Contemporary Defence Issues. The ability to review the field while also looking forward to further research is an important element of a sustainable text on defence studies. In as much as this volume is able to highlight the main themes of defence studies, it also offers an in-depth look into how defence issues can be examined and compared in a contemporary setting.

This Handbook will be of great interest to students of defence studies, strategic studies, war studies, security studies and IR.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Defence As Policy Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Defence As War Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Defence As Security Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Methods In Defence Studies Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Defence Budgets Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Defence Procurement  Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Recruiting And Retention To Sustain A Volunteer Military Force Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Professional Military Education Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Military Logistics Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Military Doctrine Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Strategy Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Defence-Strategic Culture Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Civil–Military Relations Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Land Warfare Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Air Warfare Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Naval Warfare Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Insurgency And Counterinsurgency Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Nuclear Warfare And Deterrence Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Cyber Warfare Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Joint Combined Operations Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Peace operations and ‘no peace to keep’ Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Intelligence, Surveillance And Reconnaissance Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Public Opinion And Defence Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The Role Of Private Military Corporations In Defence Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Resilience, Security And Defense Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Military Transformation Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Military Robots And Drones Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Military Alliances Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Security Assistance Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Future War  Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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