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The Resource Tokens of power : rethinking war, Ann Hironaka

Tokens of power : rethinking war, Ann Hironaka

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Tokens of power : rethinking war
Title
Tokens of power
Title remainder
rethinking war
Statement of responsibility
Ann Hironaka
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
War presents a curious paradox. Interstate war is arguably the most carefully planned endeavor by states, yet military history is filled with disasters and blunders of monumental proportions. These anomalies happen because most military history presumes that states are pursuing optimal strategies in a competitive environment. This book offers an alternative narrative in which the pillars of military planning - evaluations of power, strategy, and interests - are theorized as social constructions rather than simple material realities. States may be fighting wars primarily to gain or maintain power, yet in any given historical era such pursuits serve only to propel competition; they do not ensure military success in subsequent generations. Allowing states to embark on hapless military ventures is fraught with risks, while the rewards are few
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Hironaka, Ann,
Dewey number
355.02
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • War
  • Balance of power
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Strategy
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Tokens of power : rethinking war, Ann Hironaka
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 14 Apr 2017)
Contents
The ambiguity of military planning -- The measurement of military power -- Military strategy and the lessons of history -- Great power competition and the causes of war -- Planning for the First World War -- Tanks in the Second World War -- The great powers and nuclear weapons -- The construction of U.S. Cold War war interests -- Conclusion
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CR9781316796290
Extent
1 online resource (x, 304 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316796290
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
CR9781316796290
Label
Tokens of power : rethinking war, Ann Hironaka
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 14 Apr 2017)
Contents
The ambiguity of military planning -- The measurement of military power -- Military strategy and the lessons of history -- Great power competition and the causes of war -- Planning for the First World War -- Tanks in the Second World War -- The great powers and nuclear weapons -- The construction of U.S. Cold War war interests -- Conclusion
Control code
CR9781316796290
Extent
1 online resource (x, 304 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316796290
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
CR9781316796290

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