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Policy, Politics, and Political Determinism

Antulio J. Echevarria II

in Clausewitz and Contemporary War

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199231911
eISBN:
9780191716171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231911.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses how Clausewitz saw the relationship between war and policy and war and politics. Some scholars have focused more on the former than the latter. In parts of On War, Clausewitz ... More


NATO in Afghanistan: Fighting Together, Fighting Alone

David P. Auerswald and Stephen M. Saideman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159386
eISBN:
9781400848676
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159386.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Modern warfare is almost always multilateral to one degree or another, requiring countries to cooperate as allies or coalition partners. Yet as the war in Afghanistan has made abundantly clear, ... More


Victorious Insurgencies: Four Rebellions that Shaped Our World

Anthony James Joes

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126142
eISBN:
9780813135588
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126142.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Insurgencies, especially in the form of guerrilla warfare, continue to erupt across many parts of the globe. Most of these rebellions fail, but this book analyzes four twentieth-century conflicts in ... More


The Chinese Way of War

Andrew Scobell

in The Evolution of Operational Art: From Napoleon to the Present

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199599486
eISBN:
9780191595806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599486.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This chapter examines Chinese operational art, taking as its point of departure the rise of the Communist movement in the 1920s and the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949. Drawing on ... More


Waging War: A Philosophical Introduction

Clark Ian

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198273257
eISBN:
9780191684012
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198273257.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

What is war, and how should it be waged? Are there restraints on its conduct? What can philosophers contribute to the study of warfare? It might appear to some that the practical activity of the ... More


Cosmopolitan War

Cécile Fabre

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199567164
eISBN:
9780191746055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567164.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The book articulates and defends a cosmopolitan theory of the just war. It takes the following two views as its starting point: first, the individual is the fundamental locus of concern and respect; ... More


American Operational Art, 1917–2008

Antulio J. II Echevarria

in The Evolution of Operational Art: From Napoleon to the Present

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199599486
eISBN:
9780191595806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599486.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This chapter's point of departure is that US operational art has essentially focused on perfecting war's ‘first grammar’ — the principles and procedures related to defeating an opponent by armed ... More


Men of Bronze: Hoplite Warfare in Ancient Greece

Donald Kagan and Gregory F. Viggiano (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143019
eISBN:
9781400846306
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143019.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book takes up one of the most important and fiercely debated subjects in ancient history and classics: how did archaic Greek hoplites fight, and what role, if any, did hoplite warfare play in ... More


Peasants under Siege: The Collectivization of Romanian Agriculture, 1949-1962

Gail Kligman and Katherine Verdery

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149721
eISBN:
9781400840434
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149721.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In 1949, Romania's fledgling communist regime unleashed a radical and brutal campaign to collectivize agriculture in this largely agrarian country, following the Soviet model. This book provides the ... More


Britain and the Napoleonic Wars

Charles Esdaile

in The Practice of Strategy: From Alexander the Great to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608638
eISBN:
9780191731754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608638.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In Chapter 8, Charles Esdaile examines ‘Britain and the Napoleonic Wars’. He shows that control of the seas enabled Britain to sustain the conflict, in the sense that maritime commerce provided her ... More


Mixed Menus: the Confusion of Food in Judges

Nathan MacDonald

in Not Bread Alone: The Uses of Food in the Old Testament

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546527
eISBN:
9780191720215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546527.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The use of food in the book of Judges is considered by utilizing Mary Douglas's theories of matter out of place. According to Douglas the Israelite dietary laws catalogued animals according to their ... More


A Brief History of Bioterrorism

William R. Clark

in Bracing for Armageddon?: The Science and Politics of Bioterrorism in America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195336214
eISBN:
9780199868537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336214.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Chapter 2 traces the history of bioterrorism in the US and eldewhere, beginning with the Rajneeshee episode in Oregon in 1985. The unsuccessful Aum Shinrikyo forays into bioterrorism in Japan in the ... More


Introduction: ‘The Janus Face’ of Fascism

Azar Gat

in Fascist and Liberal Visions of War: Fuller, Liddell Hart, Douhet, and Other Modernists

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207153
eISBN:
9780191677519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207153.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History, History of Ideas

The mechanization of warfare emerged along with the developments of the age and along with the emergence of modernist notions and visions spurred by the celebration of machine and the proto-fascist ... More


Types of Armies: Early Modern Spain

Luis Ribot García

in War and Competition between States

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202141
eISBN:
9780191675188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202141.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the types of armies in early modern Spain. It suggests that one of the most decisive agents in the formation of the Spanish army was the War of Granada between 1482 and 1492 and ... More


The Arms, Armor, and Iconography of Early Greek Hoplite Warfare

Gregory F. Viggiano and Hans Van Wees

in Men of Bronze: Hoplite Warfare in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143019
eISBN:
9781400846306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143019.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines hoplite equipment. Although elements of the bronze panoply associated with the classical hoplite began to appear in the late eighth century, what set the hoplite apart from his ... More


Hoplitai/Politai: Refighting Ancient Battles

Paul Cartledge

in Men of Bronze: Hoplite Warfare in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143019
eISBN:
9781400846306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143019.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter notes and welcomes the shift in the study of ancient Greek warfare over the past thirty years from the “narrowly technical” toward sociopolitical issues and approaches. It also examines ... More


Setting the Frame Chronologically

Anthony Snodgrass

in Men of Bronze: Hoplite Warfare in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143019
eISBN:
9781400846306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143019.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter lays out the chronological framework for the history of hoplite warfare. It discusses the impact that the studies of Homeric warfare have had on the orthodoxy. This chapter considers the ... More


Cunning in War

Priya Satia

in Spies in Arabia: The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain's Covert Empire in the Middle East

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331417
eISBN:
9780199868070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331417.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter describes the wartime application of the intuitive intelligence mode in new domains, including policing, colonial administration, and military tactics. The intelligence strategy morphed ... More


The Evolution of Operational Art: From Napoleon to the Present

John Andreas Olsen and Martin van Creveld (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199599486
eISBN:
9780191595806
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599486.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

Broadly defined as the grey area between strategy and tactics, operational art spans the theory and practice of planning and conducting campaigns and major operations aimed at accomplishing strategic ... More


The Black Uprising after King's Assassination in 1968

Janet L. Abu-Lughod

in Race, Space, and Riots in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195328752
eISBN:
9780199944057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328752.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

One might use the military phrase “low-intensity war” to describe the interim period between the mid-1950s and mid-1960s in Chicago, during which there were forays and retreats but few confrontations ... More


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