• Author : Grand Strategy in Theory and Practice
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-01-12
  • Pages : 530
  • ISBN : 9781107082069
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

This book explores fundamental questions about grand strategy, as it has evolved across generations and countries. It provides an overview of the ancient era of grand strategy and a detailed discussion of its philosophical, military, and economic foundations in the modern era. The author investigates these aspects through the lenses of four approaches - those of historians, social scientists, practitioners, and military strategists. The main goal is to provide contemporary policy makers and scholars with a historic and analytic framework in which to evaluate and conduct grand strategy. By providing greater analytical clarity about grand strategy and describing its nature and its utility for the state, this book presents a comprehensive theory on the practice of grand strategy in order to articulate the United States' past, present, and future purpose and position on the world stage.


  • Author : British Grand Strategy 1933 1939
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1984
  • Pages : 880
  • ISBN : OCLC:638020495
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

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  • Author : Strategic Communication Theory and Practice
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2017-12-18
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780470674574
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

A guide to strategic communication that can be applied across a range of subfields at all three levels—grand strategic, strategic, and tactical communication Communication is a core function of every human organization so when you work with communication you are working with the very core of the organization. Written for students, academics, and professionals, Strategic Communication Theory and Practice: The Cocreational Model argues for a single unified field of strategic communication based in the three large core subfields of public relations, marketing communication, and health communication, as well as strategic communicators working in many other subfields such as political communication, issues management, crisis communication, risk communication, environmental and science communication, social movements, counter terrorism communication, public diplomacy, public safety and disaster management, and others. Strategic Communication Theory and Practice is built around a cocreational model that shifts the focus from organizational needs and the messages crafted to achieve them, to a publics-centered view placing publics and their ability to cocreate new meanings squarely in the center of strategic communication theory and practice. The author—a noted expert in the field—outlines the theories, campaign strategies, common issues, and cutting edge challenges facing strategic communication, including the role of social media, ethics, and intercultural strategic communication. As the author explains, the term "strategic communication" properly refers only to the planned campaigns that grow out of research and understanding what publics think and want. This vital resource answers the questions of whether, and how, strategic-level skills can be used across fields, as it: Explores the role of theory and the cocreational meta-theory in strategic communication Outlines ethical practices and problems in the field Includes information on basic campaign strategies Offers the most recent information on risk communication, preparedness and terrorism communication, and employment in strategic communication Redefines major concepts, such as publics, from a cocreational perspective


  • Author : The Strategy Bridge
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2010-09-02
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 9780199579662
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

The Strategy Bridge presents and explains the general theory of strategy and demonstrates the relevance of that theory to the real world of practice. The author explains what strategy is and how it relates to politics and warfare. The book is not 'about' the theory of strategy, rather it is that theory.


  • Author : On Grand Strategy
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2018-04-03
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780241333136
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

John Lewis Gaddis, the distinguished historian and acclaimed author of The Cold War, has for almost two decades co-taught the grand strategy seminar at Yale University with his colleagues Charles Hill and Paul Kennedy. Now, in On Grand Strategy, Gaddis reflects with insight and wit on what he has learned. In chapters extending from the ancient world through World War II, Gaddis assesses grand strategic theory and practice in Herodotus, Thucydides, Sun Tzu, Octavian/Augustus, Saint Augustine, Machiavelli,Elizabeth I, Philip II, the American Founding Fathers, Clausewitz, Tolstoy,Lincoln, Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Isaiah Berlin.


  • Author : Strategy and History
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2007-01-24
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 9781134169641
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Strategy and History comprises a selection of Professor Gray's key contributions to strategic debate over the past thirty years. These essays have been selected both because they had significant messages for contemporary controversies, and because they have some continuing relevance for today and the future. Each essay in this book is really about strategy in the modern world, and reflects the many dimensions of this complex subject. This book covers a wide range of subjects and historical events, but there are key issues covered throughout: being strategic the consequences of actions a respect for Clausewitz’s theory of war historical dependency the importance of geography being critical of enthusiasm for technology over human factors the primacy of politics. This important publication provides an invaluable insight into the development of strategic studies over the past 30 years from one of the world's leading theorists and practitioners of the subject. The book will be of great interest to all students and analysts of strategy and international studies.


  • Author : India s Grand Strategy
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-08-07
  • Pages : 596
  • ISBN : 9781317559610
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

As India prepares to take its place in shaping the course of an ‘Asian century’, there are increasing debates about its ‘grand strategy’ and its role in a future world order. This timely and topical book presents a range of historical and contemporary interpretations and case studies on the theme. Drawing upon rich and diverse narratives that have informed India’s strategic discourse, security and foreign policy, it charts a new agenda for strategic thinking on postcolonial India from a non-Western perspective. Comprehensive and insightful, the work will prove indispensable to those in defence and strategic studies, foreign policy, political science, and modern Indian history. It will also interest policy-makers, think-tanks and diplomats.


  • Author : The Promise and Pitfalls of Grand Strategy Enlarged Edition
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date :
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : 9781304057013
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

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  • Author : Strategy and Politics
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-01-29
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN : 9781134697991
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

This book examines the subject of strategy and its relationship with politics. Despite the fact that strategy is always the product of political process, the relationship between the two concepts and their ancillary activities has scarcely been touched by scholars. This book corrects that serious deficiency, and explains the high relevance of political factors for matters of general defence. Each chapter aims to show how and why strategy and politics interact and how this interaction has had significant consequences historically. Neither strategy nor politics can make sense if considered alone. Strategy requires direction that can only be provided by political process, while politics cannot be implemented without strategy. In summary, this volume will explain: what strategy is (and is not) why strategy is essential what strategy does and how it does it how strategy is made and executed Written by a leading scholar and former practitioner, this book will be essential reading for all students of military strategy, strategic studies, security studies and war and conflict studies.


  • Author : The Challenge of Grand Strategy
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-08-06
  • Pages : 347
  • ISBN : 9781107022522
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Historians and political scientists re-examine the conventional wisdom of grand strategies pursued by the great powers during the interwar years.