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The Dynamics of Coercion
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Details

  • 3 b/w illus. 2 tables
  • Page extent: 300 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.44 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 355/.033573
  • Dewey version: 21
  • LC Classification: UA23 .B96 2001
  • LC Subject headings:
    • United States--Military policy
    • Limited war
    • United States--Foreign relations--2001-

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Paperback

 (ISBN-13: 9780521007801 | ISBN-10: 0521007801)

  • Also available in Hardback
  • Published February 2002

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This book examines how the United States uses limited military force and other means to influence adversaries and potential adversaries. It reviews when limited force can and cannot work and examines a range of current challenges, including those of guerrilla groups or minor powers armed with nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons. It also looks at the complications arising from domestic politics and the difficulties of using force in an alliance.

Contents

1. Introduction; Part I. Coercive Strategy Making: 2. The theory of coercion; 3. Coercive Mechanisms; 4. Coercive instruments; Part II. The Context of Coercion Today: 5. Domestic politics and coercion; 6. Coercion and coalitions; 7. Humanitarian coercion and non-state actors; 8. Weapons of mass destruction and US coercion; Part III. The Future of US Coercion.

Prize Winner

CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2003

Reviews

"This timely RAND Corporation study focuses on threats of military action and on the coercive functions of military operations in war. . . . All in all, The Dynamics of Coercion should be must-reading for all practitioners and scholars of the art, especially those who, encouraged by the administration's optimism for controllable war, are unworried by the new enthusiasm for coercive diplomacy." Political Science Quarterly

"This timely RAND Corporation study focuses on threats of military action and on the coercive functions of military operations in war. . . . All in all, The Dynamics of Coercion should be must-reading for all practitioners and scholars of the art, especially those who, encouraged by the administration's optimism for controllable war, are unworried by the new enthusiasm for coercive diplomacy." Political Science Quarterly

"This important work offers a fresh look at the potential strengths and weaknesses of coercion in American foreign policy in the 21st century. Highly recommended." Choice

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