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- Wiley 2013; US$ 59.95
Proxy wars represent a perennial strand in the history of conflict. The appeal of ‘warfare on the cheap’ has proved an irresistible strategic allure for nations through the centuries. However, proxy wars remain a missing link in contemporary war and security studies. In this timely book Andrew Mumford sheds new light on the dynamics and... more...
- Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 13.11
'I set out to find how courage is born and how it is sustained in a modern army of a free people. The soldier is alone in his war with terror and we have to recognise the first signs of his defeat, that we may come in time to his rescue.' Lord Moran First published in 1945 this early, groundbreaking account of the psychological effects... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 38.99
This pioneering book explains the causes of war through a sustained combination of theoretical insights and detailed case studies. Cashman and Robinson find that while all wars have multiple causes, these factors typically combine in identifiable "dangerous patterns." Through the examples of World War I, World War II in the Pacific, the Six-Day War,... more...
- Springer 2013; US$ 69.99
The present anthology stems from the perception of a widespread and manifest uneasiness concerning the business of military intervention in our times. Indeed, the West is for quite some time engaged in a deep introspection about his military intervention policies in the years to come and reflects about this. What will Western military intervention... more...
- RAND Corporation 2013; US$ 9.95
Examines social fitness, the combination of resources from social connections that influence how individuals respond to stressful circumstances, to identify methods of increasing social connectedness and support among U.S. Airmen and their families. more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 57.99
Now in a thoroughly revised and updated edition, this classic text presents a comprehensive survey of the many alternative theories that attempt to explain the causes of interstate war. For each theory, Greg Cashman examines the arguments and counterarguments, considers the empirical evidence and counterevidence generated by social-science research,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95
First published in 1988, this historical and quantitative analysis of war defines systemic world wars as conflicts of wide scope and intensity, which leave profound historical legacies in their wake. Manus Midlarsky examines various possible explanations for the onset of such past wars as the Peloponnesian War, the Thirty Years? War, and World Wars... more...
- Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 55.00
Scholars and military practitioners alike have long sought to understand why some country's militaries fight hard when facing defeat while others collapse. In Endurance and War , Jasen Castillo presents a new unifying theory?cohesion theory?to explain why national militaries differ in their staying power. His argument builds on insights from the... more...