The Oxford Handbook of War

Paperback | January 23, 2014

EditorJulian Lindley-french, Yves Boyer

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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 thefundamental 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.

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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 thefundamental causes of war, before reflecting on the...

Julian Lindley-French is a member of the Atlantic Council of the United States as well as Associate Fellow of the Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House) and Senior Associate Fellow of the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom. He is Head of the Commander's Initiative Group (CIG) for NATO's Allied Rapid Reaction Corp...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:736 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.01 inPublished:January 23, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Sir Michael Howard: ForewordJulian Lindley-French and Yves Boyer: IntroductionPart I: The Fundamental Causes of War1. Sir Lawrence Freedman: Defining War2. Hew Strachan: Strategy and War3. George-Henri Soutou: How History Shapes War4. Christopher Coker: The Collision of Modern and Post-Modern War5. Yves Boyer: Alliances and War6. Alfredo Valladao: Brazil, India, and China: Emerging Powers and WarfarePart II: The Moral and Legal Aspects of War7. Paul Schulte: Morality and War8. Serge Sur: The Evolving Legal Aspects of WarPart III: Theories on the Practice of War9. Colonel Benoit Durieux: The History of Grand Strategy and the Conduct of Micro-Wars10. Ambassador Alyson Bailes: The Strategic Object of War11. Olivier Debouzy: Nuclear Deterrence and War12. Christian Malis: Unconventional Forms of War13. Ambassador Robert E. Hunter: Terrorism and WarPart IV: The Strategic Conduct of War14. Julian Lindley-French: Strategic Leadership and War15. Sir Paul Lever: Intelligence and War16. General d'Armees, Jean-Louis Georgelin: The Pol/Mil Interface and War: The French at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century17. William Hopkinson: Managing WarPart V: Non-Western Ways of War18. Isabelle Facon: The Russian Way of War: In Crisis?19. General Peng Guang Qian: The Twenty-First Century War: Chinese Perspectives20. Vice-Admiral Fumio Ota: The Japanese Way of WarPart VI: The Military Conduct of War21. Lt Gen Andrew Graham: Military Coalitions in War22. General Peter van Uhm and Ben Schoenmaker: Military Leadership in a Changing World23. General Sir David Richards: The Art of Command in the Twenty-First Century: Reflections on Three Commands24. Rob de Wijk: Hybrid Conflict and the Changing Nature of Actors25. Lt General Sir Richard Shirreff: Conducting Joint Operations26. Colonel Gian P. Gentile: Counterinsurgency and War27. Matthew Uttley and Christopher Kinsey: The Role of Logistics in War28. General de Corps d'Armee Antoine Lecerf: Land Warfare29. Admiral Lord West: Maritime Warfare and the Importance of Sea Control30. Air Commodore Frans Osinga: Air Warfare31. Colonel Ton de Munnik: Teaching WarPart VII: Technology, Economy, Industry and War32. Colonel Michel Goya: The Limits of Technology in War33. Xavier Pasco: Space: A New Theatre of War?34. Chris Donnelly, Commander Simon Atkinson, and Julian Lindley-French: Affording War: The British Case35. Heinz Schulte: Industry and War36. Nick Witney: Procurement and War37. Ambassador Robert G. Bell: The Defense Industry in the Contemporary Global Security EnvironmentPart VIII: Civil-Military Co-operation and War38. Paul Cornish: The Changing Relationship Between Society and Armed Forces39. Julian Lindley-French, Paul Cornish, and Andrew Rathmell: Clear, Hold, and Build: Operationalising the Comprehensive Approach40. Hans Binnendijk and Jacqueline Carpenter: Building a Multilateral Civilian Surge41. Radha Kumar: Demography and Warfare42. Jamie Shea: Communicating War: The Gamekeeper's Perspective43. Caroline Wyatt: Communicating War: The Poacher44. Michael Clarke: Does War have a Future?Julian Lindley-French and Yves Boyer: Conclusion: The Fatal Fatalism of War?

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"The incidence of war and its casualties have dramatically declined in the last thirty years. That, however, is not the perception of a public used to the dramas of 24/7 media coverage of what is still happening on the world's battlefields. Never has it been more timely for a volume like thisto appear and to enlighten the global population to the changed and increasingly complex nature of modern warfare." --The Rt Hon Lord Robertson of Port Ellen KT GCMG FRSE PC, former Secretary General of NATO and former Secretary of State for Defence in the UK