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4. The US rise to world power, 1776–1945

4. The US rise to world power, 1776–1945  

Walter LaFeber

in US Foreign Policy (3rd edn)

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May 2018
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Aug 2018
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9780191852213
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198707578.003.0004
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9780198707578
This chapter focuses on the emergence of the United States as a ‘superpower’ in 1945. It begins with a discussion of how America rose from being a group of British colonies to a continental ... More
2. The Evolution of Modern Warfare

2. The Evolution of Modern Warfare  

Michael Sheehan

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/9780198708919.003.0003
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9780198708919
This chapter deals with strategic theory, which provides a conceptual understanding of the nature of war. It begins with a discussion of the logic of strategy and the universal nature of ... More
3. The US rise to world power, 1776–1945

3. The US rise to world power, 1776–1945  

Walter LaFeber

in US Foreign Policy (2nd edn)

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Feb 2012
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191850912
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10.1093/hepl/9780199585816.003.0003
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9780199585816
This chapter examines how the United States evolved as a world power during the period 1776–1945. It first considers how Americans set out after the War of Independence to establish a ... More
5. The Causes of War and the Conditions of Peace

5. The Causes of War and the Conditions of Peace  

John Garnett and John Baylis

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/9780198807100.003.0005
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9780198807100
This chapter examines theories that explain the causes of war. It considers ideas advanced by political scientists, sociologists, biologists and philosophers, showing that different ... More
14. Theory and Practice of Continental Warfare

14. Theory and Practice of Continental Warfare  

Stephen Biddle

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/9780198708919.003.0015
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9780198708919
This chapter examines the theory and practice of continental warfare, with particular emphasis on the relationship between ideas on conventional land warfare and actual experience since ... 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
3. Strategic Theory

3. Strategic Theory  

Thomas G. Mahnken

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/9780198708919.003.0004
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9780198708919
This chapter examines a range of theories that explain why wars occur and how these various explanations of war give rise to different requirements or conditions for peace. It first ... 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)

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Nov 2018
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Aug 2019
eISBN: 
9780191852183
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198807100.003.0018
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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
7. St Augustine

7. St Augustine  

Jean Bethke Elshtain

in Political Thinkers: From Socrates to the Present (3rd edn)

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May 2017
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Sep 2017
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9780191850998
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10.1093/hepl/9780198708926.003.0007
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9780198708926
This chapter examines Augustine of Hippo's political thought. After providing a brief biography of St Augustine, it considers the fate of his texts within the world of academic political ... More
13. International ethics

13. International ethics  

Richard Shapcott

in The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations (7th edn)

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Dec 2016
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Sep 2017
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9780191850851
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198739852.003.0013
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9780198739852
This chapter examines how we should think about ethics, starting with three framing questions: Do states and their citizens have significant moral duties to the members of other countries? ... More
10. War and intervention

10. War and intervention  

Helen Frowe

in Issues in Political Theory (3rd edn)

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Dec 2014
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Sep 2017
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9780191850936
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780199680436.003.0011
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9780199680436
This chapter examines the main theoretical approaches to war and the circumstances under which it is permissible to wage war. War is one of the most morally difficult, and morally pressing, ... 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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Aug 2019
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9780191852183
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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
13. War and Intervention

13. War and Intervention  

Helen Frowe

in Issues in Political Theory (4th edn)

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Mar 2019
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Aug 2019
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9780191852077
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10.1093/hepl/9780198784067.003.0013
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9780198784067
This chapter assesses war and intervention. Just war theorists share two beliefs: that wars can, at least in theory, sometimes be just, and that the fighting of war is governed by moral ... More
11. Gender and Security

11. Gender and Security  

Caroline Kennedy and Sophia Dingli

in Contemporary Security Studies (4th edn)

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Dec 2015
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Sep 2017
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9780191850776
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198708315.003.0011
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9780198708315
This chapter examines the relationship between gender and security, distinguishing between ‘practical’ and ‘discursive’ aspects of such relationship. Practical aspects are exemplified by ... More
Issues in Political Theory

Issues in Political Theory (3rd edn)  

Catriona McKinnon

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2014
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Sep 2017
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9780191850936
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780199680436.001.0001
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book
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9780199680436
Issues in Political Theory provides an introduction to some of the key concepts, thinkers, and texts in political theory. Clearly written chapters have been brought up to date ... 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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Sep 2017
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9780191850813
DOI: 
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
2. The Emergence of the Middle East into the Modern State System

2. The Emergence of the Middle East into the Modern State System  

Eugene L. Rogan

in International Relations of the Middle East (4th edn)

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May 2016
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Sep 2017
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9780191850783
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10.1093/hepl/9780198708742.003.0003
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9780198708742
This chapter examines the origins and the entry of Middle East states into the international system after the First World War. Drawing on the ideas of the English School of international ... More
4. American foreign policy during the Cold War

4. American foreign policy during the Cold War  

Richard Saull

in US Foreign Policy (2nd edn)

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Feb 2012
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Sep 2017
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9780191850912
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780199585816.003.0004
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chapter
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9780199585816
This chapter offers a theoretically informed overview of American foreign policy during the Cold War. It covers the main historical developments in U.S. policy: from the breakdown of the ... More
17. US foreign policy in Africa

17. US foreign policy in Africa  

Robert G. Patman

in US Foreign Policy (3rd edn)

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May 2018
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Aug 2018
eISBN: 
9780191852213
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10.1093/hepl/9780198707578.003.0017
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chapter
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9780198707578
This chapter examines US foreign policy in Africa. It first considers the United States’ historical engagement with Africa, particularly during the Cold War era that saw the intensification ... More
6. American foreign policy during the Cold War

6. American foreign policy during the Cold War  

Richard Saull

in US Foreign Policy (3rd edn)

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May 2018
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Aug 2018
eISBN: 
9780191852213
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198707578.003.0006
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198707578
This chapter examines US foreign policy during the Cold War, beginning with an overview of the main historical developments in US policy. It first considers the origins of the Cold War and ... More

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