Handbook of Defence Politics: International and Comparative Perspectives

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Isaiah "Ike" Wilson III, James J.F. Forrest
Routledge, Mar 28, 2011 - Political Science - 476 pages

Issues of defence politics and policy have long been at the forefront of political agendas and defining of international affairs. However, the dramatic changes to the global system that have taken place since the end of the Cold War and parrticularly since the terror attacks on the USA on 11 September 2001 have amplified the world's attention toward political and policy issues of national, regional and global security. The focus of this volume is on examining the fundamental causes of, and defence policy responses to this new 'post-9/11' security environment.

Edited by Isaiah (Ike) Wilson III and James J. F. Forest of the US Military Academy, West Point, USA, this volume is international in scope, with pieces written by experts in the field, offering a collection of up-to-date and balanced insights on key contemporary issues of concern to defence policymakers. The book will be an invaluable reference tool for academics and students, researchers in international relations, policymakers, media professionals and government officials.


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List of Illustrations
The Changing Conception of SelfDefence
Democracy by Force
The Politics of Security Collaboration
The United Nations and Peacekeeping
NATO and Collective Security in Europe
Australia Britain Canada the US and the ABCA Relationship
Defence Politics of the Korean Peninsula
The Peoples Republic of China
Domestic Politics and Defence Policy in Taiwan
Domestic Regional
The Politics of Defence
Russia and the US in the PostSoviet
A 21stCentury Perspective

Domestic International
Nuclear Defence Policies in Political Retrospective
The Use of New Media in the Modern Asymmetric Warfare
The Politics of Defence in Africa
Defence Policymaking in Strategic Asia
PostCold War Security and Defence in Old and New Europe
Latin American Defence Politics and Regional Security Co
Politics Economics and the Governance Environments Shaping
Defence Consolidation in the
The Politics and Strategy of US Military Intervention in
Expanding Our Notions of Defence
Nuclear Weapons and Deterrence Stability in Asia

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