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Description - Deterrence by Lawrence Freedman

As a concept, deterrence has launched a thousand books and articles. It has dominated Western strategic thinking for more than four decades. In this important and groundbreaking new book, Lawrence Freedman develops a distinctive approach to the evaluation of deterrence as both a state of mind and a strategic option. This approach is applied to post-cold war crisis management, and the utility and relevance of the concept is addressed in relation to US strategic practice post-9/11, particularly in the light of the apparent preference of the Bush Administration for the alternative concept of pre-emption.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780745631127
ISBN-10: 0745631126
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 11mm)
Pages: 154
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 10-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Lawrence Freedman

Lawrence Freedman is Professor of War Studies and Vice--Principal (Research) of Kinga s College London

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