Strategy in the Contemporary World: An Introduction to Strategic Studies by John BaylisStrategy in the Contemporary World: An Introduction to Strategic Studies by John Baylis

Strategy in the Contemporary World: An Introduction to Strategic Studies

EditorJohn Baylis, James J. Wirtz, Colin S. Gray

Paperback | January 19, 2016

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 474 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


With an emphasis on the role of military power in international relations, Strategy in the Contemporary World is the only introduction to strategic studies to cover both the enduring and contemporary issues that dominate strategy. Significantly updated, this fifth edition takes a functionalapproach to strategy, looking at issues from both times of war and of peace.
John Baylis is Emeritus Professor of Politics and International Relations and a former Pro-Vice Chancellor at Swansea University. Prior to that he had been Professor of International Politics and Dean of Social Sciences at Aberystwyth University. His books include Anglo-American Defence Relations 1939-1984 (Macmillan, 1984); Alternativ...
Title:Strategy in the Contemporary World: An Introduction to Strategic StudiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:456 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.79 inPublished:January 19, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198708912

ISBN - 13:9780198708919

Look for similar items by category:


Table of Contents

Introduction: Strategy in the Contemporary World: Strategy after 9/11Part I: Enduring Issues of Strategy1. The History of the Practice of Strategy from Antiquity to Napoleon NEW2. The Evolution of Modern Warfare3. Strategic Theory4. The Causes of War and the Conditions of Peace5. Strategic Culture6. Law, Politics, and the Use of Force7. Technology and Warfare8. Intelligence and Strategy9. Strategy and Defence Planning NEWPart II: Contemporary Problems10. Irregular Warfare: Terrorism and Insurgency11. The Second Nuclear Age: Nuclear Weapons in the Twenty-first Century12. The Control of Weapons of Mass Destruction13. Conventional Power and Contemporary Warfare14. Theory and Practice of Continental Warfare NEW15. Humanitarian Intervention and Peace Operations16. The Rise of Cyberpower17. Geopolitics and Grand Strategy NEWPart III: The Future of Strategy18. Strategic Studies and its Critics19. A New Agenda for Security and Strategy?20. The Practice of Strategy21. Does Strategic Studies Have a Future?Bibliography