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Creating military power : the sources of military effectiveness

Author: Risa Brooks; Elizabeth A Stanley
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2007.
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An examination of how societies, cultures, political structures, and the global environment affect countries' military organisations. Unlike most analyses of countries' military power, which focus on material and basic resources - such as the size of population, technological and industrial base, and gross national product (GNP) - this volume takes a more expansive view. Its overarching argument is that states'  Read more...
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Creating military power.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2007000345
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Risa Brooks; Elizabeth A Stanley
ISBN: 9781435608894 1435608895
OCLC Number: 503446696
Description: 1 online resource (252 pages)
Contents: Contents Contributors Acknowledgments 1. Introduction: The Impact of Culture, Society, Institutions, and International Forces on Military Effectiveness 1 Risa A. Brooks 2. Nationalism and Military Effectiveness: Post-Meiji Japan 000 Dan Reiter 3. Social Structure, Ethnicity, and Military Effectiveness: Iraq, 1980\-2004 000 Timothy D. Hoyt 4. Political Institutions and Military Effectiveness: Contemporary United States and United Kingdom 000 Deboroah Avant 5. Civil-Military Relations and Military Effectiveness: Egypt in the 1967 and 1973 Wars 000 Risa A. Brooks 6. Global Norms and Military Effectiveness: The Army in Early Twentieth-Century Ireland 000 Theo Farrell 7. International Competition and Military Effectiveness: Naval Air Power, 1919\-1945 000 Emily O. Goldman 8. International Alliances and Military Effectiveness: Fighting Alongside Allies and Partners 000 Nora Bensahel 9. Explaining Military Outcomes 000 Stephen Biddle 10. Conclusion 000 Risa A. Brooks Index 000
Responsibility: edited by Risa A. Brooks and Elizabeth A. Stanley.
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