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Spectator-sport war : the West and contemporary conflict

Author: Colin McInnes
Publisher: Boulder, Colorado : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2002. ©2002
Series: Making sense of global security.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text argues that the nature of war has been transformed. It considers developments that have led to this metamorphosis: the possibility of a major war in the West has become remote, and limited  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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McInnes, Colin.
Spectator-sport war : the West and contemporary conflict.
Boulder, Colorado : Lynne Rienner Publishers, ©2002
vii, 187 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Colin McInnes
ISBN: 9781626370135 1626370133
OCLC Number: 891384874
Description: 1 online resource (195 pages).
Contents: Book Title --
Table of Contents --
Acknowledgments --
1-Introduction --
Note --
2-Modern War and Total War --
The Idea of Total War --
Escalation --
Table 2.1 Casualty Figures for U.S. Infantry Divisions in Northwestern Europe During World War II --
Participation --
Conclusion --
3-The Obsolescence of Major War --
The Costs of War --
The Democratic Peace --
Interdependence and Globalization --
Conclusion --
Notes --
4-The Transformation of War --
New Wars --
From Escalation to Localization --
Figure 4.3 The Five-Ring System --
From Participation to Spectatordom. Conclusion: The West's New Way in Warfare --
Notes --
5-Airpower and the Use of Force --
Land and Sea Power --
The Attraction of Airpower --
The Limits of Airpower --
The Uses of Airpower: Brute Force and Coercion --
Airpower Alone? --
Strategic Versus Theater Strikes --
Conclusion --
Notes --
6-The Revolution in Military Affairs --
Technology and the "System of Systems" --
The Impact of the RMA --
Table 6.1 The RMA: A Spectrum of Possibilities --
Conclusion: Catching the IT Bug? --
Notes --
7-Spectator-sport Warfare --
Spectator-Sport War and the Use of Force --
The Media and War. Spectators, Sport, and War --
Notes --
Appendix --
The Incidence of War: Explaining the Data --
Acronyms --
Bibliography --
Index --
About the Book.
Series Title: Making sense of global security.
Responsibility: Colin McInnes.

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