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Strategic Studies and World Order

Strategic Studies and World Order
The Global Politics of Deterrence


Part of Cambridge Studies in International Relations

  • Date Published: May 1994
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521466448

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  • In this 1994 book Bradley Klein draws upon debates in international relations theory to raise important questions about the nature of strategic studies. He argues that post-modern critiques of realism and neorealism open up opportunities for new ways of thinking about nuclear deterrence. In clear and uncluttered language, he explores the links between modernity, state-building and strategic violence, and argues that American foreign policy, and NATO, undertook a set of dynamic political practices intended to make and remake world order in the image of Western identity. Klein warns against too facile a celebration of the end of the Cold War, concluding that it is even more imperative today to appreciate the scope and power of the Western strategic project. The book will be of interest to students of international relations theory, strategic studies, peace studies, and US foreign policy.

    • Short, trendy book on the ideas behind the West's nuclear strategy and deterrence theory, and the political practices used
    • Addresses the latest debates in IR theory, taking a critical 'postmodernist' line
    • Klein's work on this subject is well known and respected, and appears here in book form for the first time (spends much of his time as a golf journalist!)
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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 1994
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521466448
    • length: 210 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.32kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. The politics of strategic studies
    3. What nuclear revolution?
    4. Millennial liberalism and dual militarization
    5. Deterrence as a social practice
    6. The West of all possible worlds.

  • Author

    Bradley S. Klein, Trinity College, Connecticut

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