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Organisational Learning and the Modern Army: A New Model for Lessons-Learned Processes

Organisational Learning and the Modern Army: A New Model for Lessons-Learned Processes

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Tom Dyson
July 18, 2019

Drawing upon extensive original research, this book explores best-practice in army lessons-learned processes. Without the correct learning mechanisms, military adaptation can be blocked, or the wider lessons from adaptation can easily be lost, leading to the need to relearn lessons in the field,...

The Politics of Military Families: State, Work Organizations, and the Rise of the Negotiation Household

The Politics of Military Families: State, Work Organizations, and the Rise of the Negotiation Household

1st Edition

Forthcoming

René Moelker, Manon Andres, Nina Rones
July 11, 2019

This book examines the politics of military families in relation to the tensions between the state, military organization, and private life. It elaborates on the tensions between the advent of challenging worldwide deployment for the military and the prominence of the home front. The volume aims to...

Commercial Insurgencies in the Networked Era: The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia

Commercial Insurgencies in the Networked Era: The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia

1st Edition

Oscar Palma
February 21, 2019

This book examines the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) as a commercial insurgency through the network-complex paradigm of insurgency. Countering traditional perspectives of the group, it proposes new and comprehensive explanations for the FARC’s presence in Latin America. Existing...

Countering Insurgencies and Violent Extremism in South and South East Asia

Countering Insurgencies and Violent Extremism in South and South East Asia

1st Edition

Shanthie Mariet D'Souza
January 23, 2019

This volume of case studies examines the rise in violent extremism, terrorism and insurgency in South and South East Asia, and subsequent state responses. The South and South East of Asia has experienced various forms of extremism and violence for years, with a growing demand for academic or...

Western Military Interventions After The Cold War: Evaluating the Wars of the West

Western Military Interventions After The Cold War: Evaluating the Wars of the West

1st Edition

Marek Madej
October 25, 2018

This book offers an examination of the effectiveness of Western military interventions in the post-Cold War era. It constitutes a comprehensive, interdisciplinary analysis of the conditions, conduct and consequences of post-Cold War armed conflicts, in which Western states, acting as a...

Military Strategy of Small States: Responding to External Shocks of the 21st Century

Military Strategy of Small States: Responding to External Shocks of the 21st Century

1st Edition

Håkan Edström, Dennis Gyllensporre, Jacob Westberg
August 31, 2018

The book explores how small states adjust their military strategies in response to external shocks. Using primary sources from four Nordic countries, (Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden), this volume explores how small states have adjusted their military strategies in response to external shocks...

European Military Culture and Security Governance: Soldiers, Scholars and National Defence Universities

European Military Culture and Security Governance: Soldiers, Scholars and National Defence Universities

1st Edition

Tamir Libel
August 23, 2018

This book offers the first systematic, comparative analysis of military education and training in Europe within the context of the post-Cold War security environment. Based on an analysis of military education institutions in the UK, Germany, Finland, Romania and the Baltic States, this book...

Sociology and Military Studies: Classical and Current Foundations

Sociology and Military Studies: Classical and Current Foundations

1st Edition

Joseph Soeters
March 23, 2018

This book examines the connection between sociology and the challenges faced by the modern military. Military sociology has received little attention in the broader academic world, and is mostly focused on civil-military relations. This book seeks to address this gap and combines ideas, theories...

War and Strategy in the Modern World: From Blitzkrieg to Unconventional Terror

War and Strategy in the Modern World: From Blitzkrieg to Unconventional Terror

1st Edition

Azar Gat
March 20, 2018

This volume brings together some of Professor Azar Gat's most significant articles on the evolution of strategic doctrines and the transformation of war during the 20th and early 21st centuries. It sheds new light on the rise of the German Panzer arm and the doctrine of Blitzkrieg between the two...

Drones and the Future of Air Warfare: The Evolution of Remotely Piloted Aircraft

Drones and the Future of Air Warfare: The Evolution of Remotely Piloted Aircraft

1st Edition

Michael P. Kreuzer
February 12, 2018

This book examines the evolution of airpower and specifically the growth and proliferation of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPAs). While most existing literature examines either the law or ethics of RPAs, and some newer scholarship looks to the battlefield effectiveness (the gains from strikes versus...

Understanding Military Doctrine: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Understanding Military Doctrine: A Multidisciplinary Approach

1st Edition

Harald Hoiback
January 12, 2018

This book puts military doctrine into a wider perspective, drawing on military history, philosophy, and political science. Military doctrines are institutional beliefs about what works in war; given the trauma of 9/11 and the ensuing 'War on Terror', serious divergences over what the message of...

Israel, Strategic Culture and the Conflict with Hamas: Adaptation and Military Effectiveness

Israel, Strategic Culture and the Conflict with Hamas: Adaptation and Military Effectiveness

1st Edition

Niccolò Petrelli
October 16, 2017

This book offers a comprehensive overview of the impact of ‘strategic culture’ on Israeli military operations against Hamas between 1987 and 2014. It has often been argued that Israeli policies and military operations against Hamas have proven tactically effective, but strategically disastrous,...

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