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Deterrence Now

Deterrence Now

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Part of Cambridge Studies in International Relations

  • Date Published: June 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521529693

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  • With stocks reduced, and plans revised, relations between states with nuclear arsenals have been transformed after the Cold War. However, Patrick Morgan argues that these changes have not been accompanied by great advances in our knowledge of whether and how deterrence works. He accordingly explores the state of deterrence theory and its continuing relevance under conditions of nuclear proliferation, collective security organizations, and a revolution in military affairs.

    • Authoritative study of deterrence after the Cold War
    • Author is a leading name. Previous book Deterrence: A Conceptual Analysis (Sage 1983), was extremely influential
    • Some appeal to military studies market
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    Reviews & endorsements

    " ambitious work and a significant contribution to the literature...This is an important book and should be read by those interested in the state of deterrence theory. Morgan provides a number of significant challenges and correctives to an urgent field of study." Virginia Quarterly Review

    " ... written by one of the leading scholars in the subject of deterrence, [this book] is both an ambitious work and a significant contribution to the literature on coercive dilomacy." The Virginia Quarterly Review

    "Highly recommended." Choice

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521529693
    • length: 358 pages
    • dimensions: 231 x 152 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.53kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. History: deterrence in the Cold War
    2. Deterrence and rationality
    3. General deterrence
    4. Testing, testing, one … two … three
    5. Collective actor deterrence
    6. The revolution in military affairs and deterrence
    7. Deterrence in the post-Cold War world
    8. Some conclusions.

  • Author

    Patrick M. Morgan, University of California, Irvine

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