Concepts of non-provocative defence : ideas and practices in international security / Geoffrey Wiseman.

Author
Wiseman, Geoffrey [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave in association with St. Antony's College, Oxford, 2002.
Description
ix, 293 pages ; 22 cm.

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"This book examines the viability of non-provocative defence - the controversial idea that defensive military policies and practices reduce the risk of wars and provide a viable basis for defending a society should war break out. Drawing on case studies from Europe, the 1990-91 Persian Gulf war, and Asia-Pacific, the author concludes that non-provocative defence concepts remain relevant and that they can help in deterring, conducting, and settling wars."--Jacket.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-288) and index.
Contents
  • 1. Introduction. 1. What is Non-Provocative Defence? 2. Defensive Concepts and the Security Dilemma. 3. Antecedents of Non-Provocative Defence
  • 2. The Rise of Non-Provacative Defence. 4. The Development of Non-Provocative Defence Concepts in Western Europe in the 1980s. 5. New Defensive Thinking in the Soviet Union, 1986-89
  • 3. The Decline of Non-Provocative Defence. 6. The End of the Cold War in Europe. 7. Collective Security and Defensive Concepts: The 1990-91 Gulf War. 8. Defensive Approaches in the Asia-Pacific
  • 4. The Future of Non-Provocative Defence. 9. The Strengths and Weaknesses of Non-Provocative Defence: Lessons for the Future.
ISBN
  • 0333790251 ((cloth))
  • 9780333790250 ((cloth))
LCCN
2001038906
OCLC
48416057
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