An introduction to war studies / edited by Michael S. Goodman, Professor of Intelligence and International Affairs; Rachel Kerr, Professor of War and Society; Matthew Moran, Professor of International Security, Department of War Studies, King's College London, UK.

  • Cheltenham, UK : Edward Elgar Publishing, [2024]
  • ©2024
xx, 232 pages ; 25 cm


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"Commemorating 60 years of War Studies at King's College London, this incisive and adroitly crafted book acts as a comprehensive introduction to the multidisciplinary field of war, conflict and security. Adopting a global approach, it adeptly navigates a broad spectrum of themes and theoretical perspectives which lie at the heart of this important area of study. Bringing together contributions from an array of esteemed scholars, An Introduction to War Studies covers a diverse range of topics, including international relations theories and approaches, conflict, security and development, peace and security, intelligence and international security, the history of war, conflict resolution, strategic communication, and terrorism and society. Providing concise and thematic focus, expert contributors survey the current state of knowledge within the field and explore opportunities for future scholarly inquiry. An authoritative and seminal contribution to the study of war and conflict, this book will be essential for academics, researchers, and students of war, peace and conflict, terrorism and security, and strategic studies as well as international relations and international studies."-- Back cover.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Foreword / Sir Lawrence Freedman
  • War studies at King's College London / James Gow, Lawrence Freedman and Rachel Kerr
  • Conflict resolution in deeply divided societies / Stacey Gutkowski, Michael Kerr and Craig Larkin
  • Conflict, security and development / Mats Berdal
  • History of war / Alan James
  • Intelligence and international security / Huw Dylan and David Easter
  • International conflict studies : critical perspectives on conflict and security / Vivenne Jabri, Leonie Ansems de Vries, Kiran Phull and Stephan Engelkamp
  • International peace and security / James Gow, Natasha Kuhrt and Maria Varaki
  • International relations and war : complexity, interdisciplinarity, analytical plurality / Pablo de Orellana
  • International relations today : a long list of theories! / Mervyn Frost
  • National security studies / John Gearson, Hillary Briffa and Joe Devanny
  • Science and international security / Hassan Elbahtimy and Filippa Lentzos
  • Strategic communications : shaping a new century / Neville Bolt
  • Terrorism, security and society / Shiraz Maher and Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens
  • War studies online / David Banks, David Easter and Anne-Lucie Norton
  • War studies / Jan Willem Honig.
  • 9781802203318
  • 1802203311 (cased)
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