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22. The Practice of Strategy

22. The Practice of Strategy  

Colin S. Gray and Jeannie L. Johnson

in Strategy in the Contemporary World Strategy in the Contemporary World (6th edn)

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Nov 2018
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Aug 2019
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9780191852183
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10.1093/hepl/9780198807100.003.0022
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9780198807100
This chapter focuses on the requirements of what a good practice of strategy should be. It first provides an overview of the importance of strategic expertise and the reasons why good ... More
20. The Practice of Strategy

20. The Practice of Strategy  

Colin S. Gray and Jeannie L. Johnson

in Strategy in the Contemporary World: An Introduction to Strategic Studies (5th edn)

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Dec 2015
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Sep 2017
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9780191850813
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10.1093/hepl/9780198708919.003.0021
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This chapter considers the requirements of good strategy-making, first by explaining why good strategists are hard to find and arguing that modern strategic studies has done a poor job of ... More
Strategy in the Contemporary WorldAn Introduction to Strategic Studies

Strategy in the Contemporary World: An Introduction to Strategic Studies (5th edn)  

John Baylis, James J. Wirtz, and Colin S. Gray (eds)

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Dec 2015
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Sep 2017
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9780191850813
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10.1093/hepl/9780198708919.001.0001
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9780198708919
Strategy in the Contemporary World presents an introduction to the role of military power in today's world. This edition explores both the enduring and historical issues which ... More
Strategy in the Contemporary World

Strategy in the Contemporary World (6th edn)  

John Baylis, James Wirtz, and Colin Gray (eds)

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Nov 2018
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Aug 2019
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9780191852183
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198807100.001.0001
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9780198807100
Strategy in the Contemporary World provides a critical overview of both enduring and contemporary issues that dominate strategy. This text explores key debates and alternative ... More
21. Does Strategic Studies Have a Future?

21. Does Strategic Studies Have a Future?  

Lawrence Freedman

in Strategy in the Contemporary World: An Introduction to Strategic Studies (5th edn)

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Dec 2015
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9780191850813
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10.1093/hepl/9780198708919.003.0022
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9780198708919
This chapter reflects on the question of whether strategic studies has a future as a field of academic study. It first considers the early development of strategic studies and how it became ... More
10. Strategy and Defence Planning

10. Strategy and Defence Planning  

Colin S. Gray

in Strategy in the Contemporary World Strategy in the Contemporary World (6th edn)

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Nov 2018
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Aug 2019
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9780191852183
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198807100.003.0010
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This chapter focuses on the importance of defence planning in the development and execution of strategy. It first provides an overview of the interrelationships between strategy, politics, ... More
5. Strategic Culture

5. Strategic Culture  

Jeffrey S. Lantis and Darryl Howlett

in Strategy in the Contemporary World: An Introduction to Strategic Studies (5th edn)

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Dec 2015
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Sep 2017
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9780191850813
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10.1093/hepl/9780198708919.003.0006
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9780198708919
This chapter examines the scholarly and policymaking relevance of strategic culture in the contemporary world. Strategic culture may challenge and at the same time enrich prevailing ... More
20. Strategic Studies and its Critics

20. Strategic Studies and its Critics  

Columba Peoples

in Strategy in the Contemporary World Strategy in the Contemporary World (6th edn)

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Nov 2018
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9780191852183
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10.1093/hepl/9780198807100.003.0020
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9780198807100
This chapter examines key themes in the criticism levelled at strategic studies. It begins with a discussion of the relationship between strategic studies and its critics in the ‘Golden ... More
15. Geography and Strategy

15. Geography and Strategy  

Daniel Moran

in Strategy in the Contemporary World Strategy in the Contemporary World (6th edn)

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Nov 2018
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Aug 2019
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9780191852183
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10.1093/hepl/9780198807100.003.0015
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9780198807100
This chapter examines how geographical setting shapes the conduct of war. It first provides an overview of the ways that physical geography influences the tactical identities of armed ... More
2. The History of the Practice of Strategy from Antiquity to Napoleon

2. The History of the Practice of Strategy from Antiquity to Napoleon  

Beatrice Heuser

in Strategy in the Contemporary World Strategy in the Contemporary World (6th edn)

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Nov 2018
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9780191852183
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198807100.003.0002
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9780198807100
This chapter discusses the history of the practice of strategy from Antiquity to the First World War. After introducing the reader to the various definitions of strategy, the chapter ... More
16. The Rise of Cyberpower

16. The Rise of Cyberpower  

John B. Sheldon

in Strategy in the Contemporary World: An Introduction to Strategic Studies (5th edn)

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Dec 2015
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Sep 2017
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9780191850813
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198708919.003.0017
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9780198708919
This chapter examines the rise of cyberpower and its implications for strategy. The rapid spread of information-communication technologies around the world created a globally connected ... More
17. Geopolitics and Grand Strategy

17. Geopolitics and Grand Strategy  

Stefanie Ortmann and Nick Whittaker

in Strategy in the Contemporary World: An Introduction to Strategic Studies (5th edn)

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Dec 2015
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Sep 2017
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9780191850813
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198708919.003.0018
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9780198708919
This chapter examines the concept of geopolitics and its role in grand strategy. It first considers how the concepts of grand strategy and geopolitics evolved in response to changing world ... More
18. Strategic Studies and its Critics

18. Strategic Studies and its Critics  

Columba Peoples

in Strategy in the Contemporary World: An Introduction to Strategic Studies (5th edn)

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Dec 2015
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191850813
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198708919.003.0019
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9780198708919
This chapter examines the criticisms levelled at strategic studies from the ‘Golden Age’ of nuclear strategy through to contemporary critiques. The ‘Golden Age’ of strategic studies between ... More
8. Intelligence and Strategy

8. Intelligence and Strategy  

Roger Z. George

in Strategy in the Contemporary World: An Introduction to Strategic Studies (5th edn)

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Dec 2015
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Sep 2017
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9780191850813
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198708919.003.0009
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9780198708919
This chapter explores the role of intelligence in strategy. It first explains what intelligence is and how strategists have talked about its utility before discussing the development of ... More
9. Strategy and Defence Planning

9. Strategy and Defence Planning  

Colin S. Gray

in Strategy in the Contemporary World: An Introduction to Strategic Studies (5th edn)

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Dec 2015
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191850813
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198708919.003.0010
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9780198708919
This chapter examines the politics of strategy and defence planning. It highlights hree principles of defence planning: the ‘good enough’ rule; recognition of the principle that it is ... More
1. The History of the Practice of Strategy from Antiquity to Napoleon

1. The History of the Practice of Strategy from Antiquity to Napoleon  

Beatrice Heuser

in Strategy in the Contemporary World: An Introduction to Strategic Studies (5th edn)

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Dec 2015
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191850813
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198708919.003.0002
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9780198708919
This chapter traces the history of the practice of strategy from Antiquity to Napoleon Bonaparte. It first considers various definitions of strategy before discussing episodes of European ... More
17. The Rise of Cyberpower

17. The Rise of Cyberpower  

John B. Sheldon

in Strategy in the Contemporary World Strategy in the Contemporary World (6th edn)

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Nov 2018
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Aug 2019
eISBN: 
9780191852183
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198807100.003.0017
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198807100
This chapter examines the impact of cyberpower on the conduct of war and what it means for the future of strategy and conflict. Cyberspace is a globally connected domain created by the ... More
9. Intelligence and Strategy

9. Intelligence and Strategy  

Roger Z. George

in Strategy in the Contemporary World Strategy in the Contemporary World (6th edn)

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Nov 2018
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Aug 2019
eISBN: 
9780191852183
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198807100.003.0009
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198807100
This chapter examines the role of intelligence in the development and execution of strategy. It begins with a discussion of what intelligence is all about and how its utility has been ... More
1. Introduction: Strategy in the Contemporary World

1. Introduction: Strategy in the Contemporary World  

John Baylis and James J. Wirtz

in Strategy in the Contemporary World Strategy in the Contemporary World (6th edn)

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Nov 2018
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Aug 2019
eISBN: 
9780191852183
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198807100.003.0001
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198807100
This book examines strategy in the contemporary world. Part I considers the enduring issues that animate the study of strategy and tackles topics ranging from the causes of war to questions ... More
18. Geopolitics and Grand Strategy

18. Geopolitics and Grand Strategy  

Stefanie Ortmann and Nick Whittaker

in Strategy in the Contemporary World Strategy in the Contemporary World (6th edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2018
Published Online: 
Aug 2019
eISBN: 
9780191852183
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198807100.003.0018
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198807100
This chapter discusses the concept of geopolitics and its role in formulating and implementing a grand strategy. It first provides an overview of the relationship between grand strategy and ... More

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