Handbook of Defence Politics

Handbook of Defence Politics

In the early 1990s, the combination of the military build-up during the Reagan years and the end of the Cold War inspired large anthologies such as The Political Economy of Defense, edited by Andrews Ross; The Culture of National ...

Author: Isaiah "Ike" Wilson III

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136639487

Category: Political Science

Page: 476

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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.
Categories: Political Science

Handbook of Defense Economics

Handbook of Defense Economics

This Handbook provides a self-contained survey of the current state of defense economics in the form of chapters prepared by leading specialists on various aspects in the field.

Author: T. Sandler

Publisher: North Holland

ISBN: UOM:39015037441329

Category: Political Science

Page: 606

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This Handbook provides a self-contained survey of the current state of defense economics in the form of chapters prepared by leading specialists on various aspects in the field. The volume summarizes not only received results but also newer developments, from recent journal articles and discussion papers. Theoretical analysis, econometric techniques, and policy issues are addressed. The chapters fall into two essential categories: surveys and conceptual studies. Survey chapters present a synthesis, interpretation, and evaluation of the literature for particular subfields of defense economics, whereas the conceptual chapters elucidate the analysis of specific topics. Both types of chapters provide directions for future research. As with other volumes in the Handbooks in Economics series, this Handbook will be a definitive source, reference, and teaching supplement for use by professional researchers and advanced graduate students. For more information on the Handbooks in Economics series, please see our home page on http://www.elsevier.nl/locate/hes
Categories: Political Science

Routledge Handbook of Defence Studies

Routledge Handbook of Defence Studies

The Routledge Handbook on Defence Studies provides a comprehensive guide to the key debates around defence studies in the 21st century. .

Author: David J. Galbreath

Publisher:

ISBN: 0367514532

Category:

Page: 398

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The Routledge Handbook on Defence Studies provides a comprehensive guide to the key debates around defence studies in the 21st century. .
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The Global Arms Trade

The Global Arms Trade

This book will be especially useful to scholars, policy analysts, those in the arms industry, defence professionals, students of international relations and security studies, media professionals, government officials, and those generally ...

Author: Andrew T. H. Tan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136969546

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

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The Global Arms Trade is a timely, comprehensive and in-depth study of this topic, a phenomenon which has continued to flourish despite the end of the Cold War and the preoccupation with global terrorism after 11 September 2001. It provides a clear description and analysis of the demand for, and supply of, modern weapons systems, and assess key issues of concern. This book will be especially useful to scholars, policy analysts, those in the arms industry, defence professionals, students of international relations and security studies, media professionals, government officials, and those generally interested in the arms trade.
Categories: Political Science

Research Handbook in Eu Common Foreign and Security Policy

Research Handbook in Eu Common Foreign and Security Policy

This Research Handbook examines the law, policy and practice of the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy, including the Common Security and Defence, and gauges its interactions with the other external policies of the Union (including ...

Author: Steven Blockmans

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1785364073

Category:

Page: 552

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At a critical time for the identity and policy direction of the EU, this Handbook examines the dynamics behind the development of the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). The Handbook includes chapters from renowned scholars that examine the efficacy and visibility of the EU as a diplomatic, military and civilian actor in a turbulent world. The authors' original contributions address the impact that existing frameworks, structures and procedures have on the effectiveness of the EU as an international actor and consider the legal challenges to the EU's integrated approach to external action. The Research Handbook in EU Common Foreign Policy and Security Policy brings together scholars from different areas of law (EU and international law) and from the political science field. The interdisciplinary approach makes it essential reading for scholars of law, political science and international relations. Policymakers and all those with an interest in the workings of the EU's legal services will also find this an insightful resource.
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The Oxford Handbook of War

The Oxford Handbook of War

The Oxford Handbook of War is the definitive analysis of war in the twenty-first century.

Author: Julian Lindley-French

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191628405

Category: Political Science

Page: 736

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The Oxford Handbook of War is the definitive analysis of war in the twenty-first century. With over forty senior authors from academia, government and the armed forces world-wide the Handbook explores the history, theory, ethics and practice of war. The Handbook first considers the fundamental causes of war, before reflecting on the moral and legal aspects of war. Theories on the practice of war lead into an analysis of the strategic conduct of war and non Western ways of war. The heart of the Handbook is a compelling analysis of the military conduct of war which is juxtaposed with consideration of technology, economy, industry, and war. In conclusion the volume looks to the future of this apparently perennial feature of human interaction.
Categories: Political Science

The Handbook of European Defence Policies and Armed Forces

The Handbook of European Defence Policies and Armed Forces

Dr Dorle Hellmuth is Associate Professor of Politics at the Catholic University of America and serves as the academic director of the politics department's parliamentary internship programmes in Europe. Her book Counterterrorism and the ...

Author: Hugo Meijer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192507747

Category: Political Science

Page: 880

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The armed forces of Europe have undergone a dramatic transformation since the collapse of the Soviet Union. The Handbook of European Defence Policies and Armed Forces provides the first comprehensive analysis of national security and defence policies, strategies, doctrines, capabilities, and military operations, as well as the alliances and partnerships of European armed forces in response to the security challenges Europe has faced since the end of the cold war. A truly cross-European comparison of the evolution of national defence policies and armed forces remains a notable blind spot in the existing literature. The Handbook of European Defence Policies and Armed Forces aims to fill this gap with fifty-one contributions on European defence and international security from around the world. The six parts focus on: country-based assessments of the evolution of the national defence policies of Europe's major, medium, and lesser powers since the end of the cold war; the alliances and security partnerships developed by European states to cooperate in the provision of national security; the security challenges faced by European states and their armed forces, ranging from interstate through intra-state and transnational; the national security strategies and doctrines developed in response to these challenges; the military capabilities, and the underlying defence and technological industrial base, brought to bear to support national strategies and doctrines; and, finally, the national or multilateral military operations by European armed forces. The contributions to The Handbook collectively demonstrate the fruitfulness of giving analytical precedence back to the comparative study of national defence policies and armed forces across Europe.
Categories: Political Science

The Oxford Handbook of Irish Politics

The Oxford Handbook of Irish Politics

Connolly, E. (2012). 'The evolution and ambition of Ireland's development aid policy'. In Irish Foreign Policy, edited by B. Tonra, M. Kennedy, J. Doyle, and N. Dorr, Dublin: Gill and Macmillan. Defence (Amendment) Act (2006).

Author: David M. Farrell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192557155

Category: Political Science

Page: 784

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Ireland has enjoyed continuous democratic government for almost a century, an unusual experience among countries that gained their independence in the 20th century. But the way this works in practice has changed dramatically over time. Ireland's colonial past had an enduring influence over political life for much of the time since independence, enabling stable institutions of democratic accountability, while also shaping a dismal record of economic under-development and persistent emigration. More recently, membership of the EU has brought about far-reaching transformation across almost all aspects of Irish life. But if anything, the paradoxes have only intensified. Now one of the most open economies in the world, Ireland has experienced both rapid growth and one of the most severe crashes in the wake of the Great Recession. On some measures Ireland is among the most affluent countries in the world, yet this is not the lived experience for many of its citizens. Ireland is an unequivocally modern state, yet public life continues to be marked by formative ideas and values in which tradition and modernity are held in often uneasy embrace. It is a small state that has ambitions to leverage its distinctive place in the Atlantic and European worlds to carry more weight on the world stage. Ireland continues to be deeply connected to Britain through ties of culture and trade, now matters of deep concern in the context of Brexit. And the old fault-lines between North and South, between Ireland and Britain, which had been at the core of one of Europe's longest and bloodiest civil conflicts, risk being reopened by Britain's new hard-edged approach to national and European identities. These key issues are teased out in the 41 chapters of this book, making this the most comprehensive volume on Irish politics to date.
Categories: Political Science

Handbook of Indian Defence Policy

Handbook of Indian Defence Policy

However, India's political leadership must strike the right balance in working to develop a modernised military with enough weight in defence policy while setting clear political goals without compromising the external and internal ...

Author: Harsh V. Pant

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317380092

Category: Political Science

Page: 426

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India has the world’s fourth largest military and one of the biggest defence budgets. It asserts its political and military profile in South Asia and the Indian Ocean region. The nation has been in the midst of an ambitious plan to modernize its largely Soviet-era arms since the late 1990s and has spent billions of dollars on latest high-tech military technology. This handbook: canvasses over 60 years of Indian defence policy and the major debates that have shaped it; discusses several key themes such as the origins of the modern armed forces in India; military doctrine and policy; internal and external challenges; and nuclearization and its consequences; includes contributions by well-known scholars, experts in the field and policymakers; and provides an annotated bibliography for further research. Presented in an accessible format, this lucidly written handbook will be an indispensable resource for scholars and researchers of security and defence studies, international relations and political science, as well as for government think tanks and policymakers.
Categories: Political Science

The Oxford Handbook of Danish Politics

The Oxford Handbook of Danish Politics

This is not the case, however, since Denmark has a rather stable political system and a strong and robust economy among the strongest in Europe. How?

Author: Peter Munk Christiansen

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198833598

Category: Political Science

Page: 752

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The Oxford Handbook of Danish Politics provides the most comprehensive and thorough English language book on Danish politics ever written. It features chapters by 50 leading experts who have contributed extensively to the field they write about. Why is Denmark an interesting topic for a Handbook? In some respects, Danish political institutions and political life are very similar to that of other small, North European countries such as the other Scandinavian countries and Netherland. However, in other respects, Danish politics is interesting in its own right. For instance, Denmark has a world record in minority governments. According to standard scholarly knowledge, this should result in unstable governments and a bad economy. This is not the case, however, since Denmark has a rather stable political system and a strong and robust economy among the strongest in Europe. How? The Danes have continued reservations towards the EU despite close to 50 years of EC/EU membership, and the Danes rejected the Maastricht Treaty in 1992. Still, the EU issue is handled in ways that do not call for large political battles. How? A third example is that Denmark used to be known as a tolerant and liberal society; its Jews were almost all saved during German occupation during WWII, Denmark was the first country to free pornography, and the first country to formally register same-sex couples. Yet recent Danish politics has also been associated with xenophobia and anti-Muslim sentiments. Why?
Categories: Political Science

Research Handbook on the Arms Trade

Research Handbook on the Arms Trade

This comprehensive Research Handbook examines the key drivers of the arms trade, mapping the main trends in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.

Author: Andrew T. H. Tan

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1789900980

Category:

Page: 448

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This comprehensive Research Handbook examines the key drivers of the arms trade, mapping the main trends in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. It also explores the principal defence markets internationally, including the US, China, India, Russia and the UK in greater detail. Across twenty-six chapters, international experts assess the central drivers of the arms trade, such as the insecurities of small states in an increasingly realist world of power politics, the continued presence of conflict, technological change and the presence of corruption. Analysing critical issues from the future of air and naval power and their implications for the trade to the impact of emerging technology and the prospects for arms control, the chapters raise a number of central issues as to the challenges and future direction of the arms trade. The Research Handbook concludes that defence spending and procurement have remained paramount and on a general upward trend since the Cold War, particularly in Asia and the Middle East. This Research Handbook will be a valuable resource for academics and students of international relations, security studies and political science. Its global approach will also be beneficial for arms policy analysts and defence professionals.
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NATO s Post Cold War Politics

NATO s Post Cold War Politics

This collection is the first book-length study of NATO's bureaucracy and decision-making after the Cold War and its analytical framework of 'internationalization' draws largely on neo-institutionalist insights.

Author: Sebastian Mayer

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137330295

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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This collection portrays NATO's post-Cold War bureaucracy, decision-shaping and -making at Brussels Headquarters, identifies changes therein and evaluates their implications for the pursuit of external security with accompanying shifts in the locus of governance. It does so using the analytical concept of 'internationalization' which draws upon neo-institutionalist insights: a process by which national procedures of a policy area are linked with—or shift to—international organizations and thus enhance their significance. While some chapters centre on NATO's new post-Cold War security environment or changed power structures impacting on Alliance politics, the majority of authors describe NATO's new or adapted administrative bodies, associated operational roles and political procedures, its cooperation with third-party actors, and assess associated levels of internationalization. It becomes clear that although governments evidently remain key shapers of political processes, they now face thicker institutional structures of rules and common practices which implies adaptation and changes in national policies.
Categories: Political Science

The Politics of National Security

The Politics of National Security

Based in part on interviews with Congress members and their staff, the book explains how and why these changes came about and what their consequences have been for the defence of American interests.

Author: Barry M. Blechman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015018856875

Category: Political Science

Page: 249

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Over the past twenty years, controversy has raged over the greatly expanded role of Congress in the formulation of US national defence policy. Barry Blechman, who served as Assistant Director to the US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency and as a consultant to the Pentagon and numerouscongressional committees, here analyses this fundamental shift in US policy-making. Based in part on interviews with Congress members and their staff, the book explains how and why these changes came about and what their consequences have been for the defence of American interests.
Categories: Political Science

Defense Foreign Affairs Handbook

Defense   Foreign Affairs Handbook

SOURCES & METHODS References used in the preparation of the Defense & Foreign Affairs Handbook have now become too numerous to annotate . ... Oxford Companion to Politics of the World , The ; edited by Joel Krieger .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105025139200

Category: Comparative government

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Categories: Comparative government

The Politics of Defense in Japan

The Politics of Defense in Japan

Examines how the Japanese government used a series of incremental measures in three different periods to manage conflicting international and domestic pressure over defense issues in the context of the county's military dependence on the US ...

Author: Joseph P. Keddell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: UOM:39015033098974

Category: History

Page: 236

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Examines how the Japanese government used a series of incremental measures in three different periods to manage conflicting international and domestic pressure over defense issues in the context of the county's military dependence on the US since World War II. Details the influence and origins of such constraints as the one-percent of GNP ceiling of defense spending, various international treaties, and the strong public opinion against the military; and concludes that domestic political tranquility is more important to the government than military parity with other countries. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Categories: History

The Politics of Legal Regimes of Nuclear Energy in the Aspect of International Security

The Politics of Legal Regimes of Nuclear Energy in the Aspect of International Security

The 9/11 attacks woke up international leaders to set aside, as much as possible, all political divergences to unite against ... “A Contested Threat: The Politics of Security Collaboration for Combating Terrorism” n/ Handbook of Defence ...

Author: Besfort T. Rrecaj

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643905451

Category: Political Science

Page: 297

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This book represents a comprehensive contemporary view of the current, hot, and controversial issues revolving around nuclear energy. It involves issues of international/national security where realpolitik, in terms of power politics, remain key features in State relations. States, through international law and cooperation, managed to put in place a nuclear energy management regime with the Non-Proliferation Treaty as its main pillar. The book analyzes the role of international law in this highly sensitive issue, with referral to specific cases of proliferation and the current standings in the control of nuclear energy. (Series: International Law and International Relations / Volkerrecht und internationale Beziehungen - Vol. 9) [Subject: International Affairs, Security Studies, Politics, Energy Studies, International Law]
Categories: Political Science

The Routledge Handbook of Indian Defence Policy

The Routledge Handbook of Indian Defence Policy

13 The text of the report can be downloaded from the Indian Defense Review website, 'The Henderson Brooks Report by Neville ... 18 See Sumit Ganguly, 'Explaining Kashmir Insurgency: Political Mobilization and Institutional Decay', ...

Author: Harsh V. Pant

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000074352

Category: Political Science

Page: 390

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The Routledge Handbook of Indian Defence Policy brings together the most eminent scholarship in South Asia on India’s defence policy and contemporary military history. It maps India’s political and military profile in South Asia and the Indian Ocean region, and analyses its emergence as a global player. This edition of the handbook: Canvasses over 60 years of Indian defence policy, its relation to India’s rising global economic profile, as well as foreign policy shifts; Discusses several key debates that have shaped defence strategies through the years: military doctrine and policy, internal and external security challenges, terrorism and insurgencies; Explores the origins of the modern armed forces in India; evolution of the army, navy and air forces; investments in professional military education, intelligence and net-centric warfare, reforms in paramilitary forces and the Indian police; Comments on India’s contemporary strategic interests, focusing on the rise of China, nuclearisation of India and Pakistan’s security establishments, and developments in space security and missile defence. Taking stock of India’s defence planning architecture over the past decade, this accessibly written handbook will be an indispensable resource for scholars and researchers of security and defence studies, international relations and political science, as well as for government thinktanks and policymakers.
Categories: Political Science

The Economics of the Global Defence Industry

The Economics of the Global Defence Industry

Bitzinger, R. A. (Ed.) (2009) The Modern Defense Industry: Political, Economic, and Technological Issues, Santa Barbara: ... Arms Trade, and Developing Countries, in T. Sandler and K. Hartley (Eds.), Handbook of Defence Economics, Vol.

Author: Keith Hartley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429882692

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 616

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This book makes an original contribution to our knowledge of the world’s major defence industries. Experts from a wide range of different countries – from the major economies of North America and Western Europe to developing economies and some unique cases such as China, India, Singapore, South Africa and North Korea – describe and analyse the structure, conduct and performance of the defence industry in that country. Each chapter opens with statistics on a key nation’s defence spending, its spending on defence R&D and on procurement over the period 1980 to 2017, allowing for an analysis of industry changes following the end of the Cold War. After the facts of each industry, the authors describe and analyse the structure, conduct and performance of the industry. The analysis of ‘structure’ includes discussions of entry conditions, domestic monopoly/oligopoly structures and opportunities for competition. The section on ‘conduct’ analyses price/non-price competition, including private and state funded R&D, and ‘performance’ incorporates profitability, imports and exports together with spin-offs and technical progress. The conclusion explores the future prospects for each nation’s defence industry. Do defence industries have a future? What might the future defence firm and industry look like in 50 years’ time? This volume is a vital resource and reference for anyone interested in defence economics, industrial economics, international relations, strategic studies and public procurement.
Categories: Business & Economics

European Foreign Policy

European Foreign Policy

This insightful collection of contrasted studies shines the twin beams of political science and legal analysis into these opaque depths. Practitioners as well as scholars will benefit from the illumination.

Author: Panos Koutrakos

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781849808613

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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Like early mariners, politicians and officials trying to navigate European foreign policy find themselves in an environment of unpredictable hazards hidden institutional shoals, and legal reefs that can tear the bottom out of a policy. This insightful collection of contrasted studies shines the twin beams of political science and legal analysis into these opaque depths. Practitioners as well as scholars will benefit from the illumination. Nick Witney, European Council on Foreign Relations and Former Chief Executive of the European Defence Agency, UK This collection on EU foreign policy is an attractive one for several reasons: it contains a very nice set of essays on a topic which has loomed large on the European Union agenda for some years, namely the international role of the EU. The chapters are written by a range of interesting and eminent scholars in the field. Most importantly in terms of its distinctive contribution, the book brings together perspectives from law and from political science. This is done in part by including chapters by authors from different disciplines but also by choosing cross-pillar themes and topics such as the European Neighbourhood Policy, EU policy on Kosovo, security and defence policy, as well as more general cross-cutting themes like the idea of coherence , the position of the EU within international organizations, and the approach of the EU to the international legal order. Each of the individual chapters is well worth reading, and the book as a whole is a useful and interesting contribution to the existing literature. Gráinne de Búrca, Harvard Law School, US Written by leading experts, this book focuses on central issues of the foreign policy of the European Union. The issues explored include: how the EU s judges understand its relationship with the international order; the coherence of the Union s external action; the EU s approach to its neighbours; the Common Security and Defence Policy; and, the EU s participation in international organisations. By addressing each topic from a legal, political science and international relations standpoint, this relevant book highlights the different perspectives that these disciplines bring to the central issues of the EU s foreign affairs, and starts a conversation between the respective communities. Scholars and students in European and international law, politics, and international relations will find this book insightful. It will also prove timely for policy-makers in the EU and international organisations, as well as think tanks and non-governmental organisations specialising in European affairs.
Categories: Political Science