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Kosovo: Quint, G‐8, and Troika

Jochen Prantl

in The UN Security Council and Informal Groups of States

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199287680
eISBN:
9780191603723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199287686.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter illustrates the extreme case of conducting crisis management outside the UN framework without explicit authorization of the Security Council. It argues that despite the marginalization ... More


Janus‐faced Structure of the Security Council: Open System and Closed Shop

Jochen Prantl

in The UN Security Council and Informal Groups of States

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199287680
eISBN:
9780191603723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199287686.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter analyzes the institutional setting of the United Nations. The underlying assumption is that the Security Council can best be described as a Janus-faced structure of both an open system ... More


Preemption: Military Action and Moral Justification

Henry Shue and David Rodin (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199233137
eISBN:
9780191716270
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233137.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The dramatic declaration by US President George W. Bush that, in light of the attacks on 9/11, the United States would henceforth be engaging in ‘preemption’ against such enemies as terrorists armed ... More


Clausewitz and the Two Temptations of Modern Strategic Thinking

Benoît Durieux

in Clausewitz in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199232024
eISBN:
9780191716133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232024.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Clausewitz provides the framework required to analyze the strategic debate because he developed a theory about the theory of war. From this perspective, the different strategic doctrines and theories ... More


Introduction

Henry Shue and David Rodin

in Preemption: Military Action and Moral Justification

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199233137
eISBN:
9780191716270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233137.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the differences in the use of the term, pre-emption, in particular the different meanings across disciplines for the very same term. It then ... More


The Development of Volunteering

Austin Gee

in The British Volunteer Movement 1794-1814

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261253
eISBN:
9780191717543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261253.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter details the development of volunteering. In its early stages, volunteering developed rapidly with seventy two volunteer infantry corps and thirty two yeomanry cavalry corps established ... More


Who Wins?: Predicting Strategic Success and Failure in Armed Conflict

Patricia Sullivan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199878338
eISBN:
9780199950294
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199878338.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Despite their immense war-fighting capacity, the five most powerful states in the international system have failed to attain their primary political objective in almost 40% of their military ... More


Military Interventions by Powerful States:: At What Price Victory?

Patricia L. Sullivan

in Who Wins?: Predicting Strategic Success and Failure in Armed Conflict

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199878338
eISBN:
9780199950294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199878338.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter asks why states with tremendous capabilities and resources—the most powerful in the world—are often unable to attain even limited objectives through the use of military force against ... More


Power and Space I: Expanding Control

John Landers

in The Field and the Forge: Population, Production, and Power in the Pre-industrial West

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199279579
eISBN:
9780191719448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279579.003.0010
Subject:
History, Social History, Economic History

Organic economies with their restrictions on production, transportation, and the deployment of military force necessarily constrained the relationship between power and space, but the outcome of this ... More


Introduction

Patricia L. Sullivan

in Who Wins?: Predicting Strategic Success and Failure in Armed Conflict

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199878338
eISBN:
9780199950294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199878338.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to present a widely generalizable theory of armed conflict outcomes based on a unique integration of insights from deductive models of ... More


Britain and France and the ‘Empire of the Seas’

Bob Harris

in Politics and the Nation: Britain in the Mid-Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246939
eISBN:
9780191714566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246939.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter reconstructs debates about foreign affairs and Britain's participation in war during the mid-18th century. It explores the ways in which the country's shifting military and international ... More


The Public Face of Volunteering

Austin Gee

in The British Volunteer Movement 1794-1814

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261253
eISBN:
9780191717543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261253.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter shows that the volunteers' position between the military and civilian worlds forced them to define their position with regard to both. On the whole, they emphasized their civilian ... More


The Scientific and Military Spy Networks

Paul Maddrell

in Spying on Science: Western Intelligence in Divided Germany 1945-1961

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199267507
eISBN:
9780191708404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267507.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter begins by discussing the targets and methods in the field of scientific espionage. It explains that a key factor of containment was having enough military force to deter Soviet ... More


‘The shop-keeping army’ 1 : The Membership of Volunteer Corps

Austin Gee

in The British Volunteer Movement 1794-1814

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261253
eISBN:
9780191717543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261253.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter shows that despite its appearance as a homogeneous organization, the volunteer force was in practice more like a federation of varied and disparate independent associations. The force ... More


The Military Forces of Aegidius and Syagrius

Penny MacGeorge

in Late Roman Warlords

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199252442
eISBN:
9780191719233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252442.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the nature of the forces which Aegidius and Syagrius commanded. According to Priscus, Aegidius commanded a ‘large force’, and this was confirmed by his ability to threaten an ... More


Introduction

Austin Gee

in The British Volunteer Movement 1794-1814

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261253
eISBN:
9780191717543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261253.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This introductory chapter begins with a brief description of the purpose of the book, which is to show how volunteers rapidly established themselves as a force of reliable defenders of the ... More


‘So gallant and patriotic a measure’: The Genesis of the Volunteer Force 1

Austin Gee

in The British Volunteer Movement 1794-1814

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261253
eISBN:
9780191717543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261253.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the emergence of the volunteer force. In March 1794 the government invited gentlemen to come forward and carry out plans for the security of the country that included the ... More


‘The Friends of Peace and Order’ 1 : Invasion, Riots, and Internal Policing

Austin Gee

in The British Volunteer Movement 1794-1814

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261253
eISBN:
9780191717543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261253.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The response of volunteers to invasion and internal disorder is central to the argument that they constituted a ‘force of order’. This chapter shows that several cases of volunteer insubordination ... More


‘To shield me from all harm’ 1 : The Motivation for Volunteering

Austin Gee

in The British Volunteer Movement 1794-1814

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261253
eISBN:
9780191717543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261253.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the motives for volunteering. Volunteering is often interpreted as a patriotic and nationalist response to the defence requirements of the state. However, questions have risen ... More


Armed Force, the Military, and Transnational Policing

Ben Bowling

in Policing the Caribbean: Transnational Security Cooperation in Practice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199577699
eISBN:
9780191702259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577699.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter discusses the involvement of the armed forces, the police, and the military in the region's fight against crime and its operators. The first parts of this chapter differentiates the said ... More


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