Strategy in the Contemporary World

Emeritus Professor of Politics and International Relations John Baylis; Dean of the School of International Graduate Studies James Wirtz; Emeritus Professor of Strategic Studies Colin Gray

Bringing together international experts to provide a comprehensive introduction to strategic studies, Strategy in the Contemporary World, Sixth Edition, is the only overview to critically engage with both.

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enduring and contemporary issues that dominate strategy. Readers are encouraged to explore key debates and alternative perspectives throughout the chapters. A boxed "Debates" feature considers key controversies and presents opposing arguments, helping students to build critical thinking skills and reflect upon a wide range of perspectives. The new edition has been thoroughly updated to incorporate the latest developments in the field of strategic studies. A new Chapter 19, "The West and the Rest," explores the limitations and problems strategic studies face when dealing with security challenges in the Global South, stressing the importance of diversity in the field and the important contributions the non-Western world has made to international relations theories and concepts. Chapter 14, "Geography and Strategy" considers important developments in air power, maritime strategy and the rapid expansion of space and cyber warfare. This text is supported by fully updated online resources, to encourage deeper engagement with content. For students: Case studies help to contextualise and deepen understanding of key issues Web links and further reading provide students with opportunities to deepen their understanding of main topics and explore further areas of research interest For instructors: Customizable PowerPoint slides to ensure clarity of explanation of key concepts and debates Test Bank to reinforce key concepts and test students' understanding Seminar activities to ensure effective and engaging class discussion