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The Use of Force: Military Power and International Politics

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The fifth edition of this text retains the best from earlier editions and adds 16 new selections that highlight emerging issues, such as NATO expansion, intervention in ethnic conflicts, and the relevance of force in the 21st century. Strategies for using force, together with case studies that illustrate the general principles, are hallmarks of the text. A theme that runs ...more
Hardcover, 478 pages
Published August 31st 1999 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (first published 1971)
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Ilian Bambekov
Sep 29, 2015 Ilian Bambekov rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There is something about politics that just does not seem to catch every person's eyes. However, if you are interested in understanding how the balances of international politics is altered through the use of military force, this book is just for you. The book itself brings together influential and enduring works on the state of military power in foreign relations. So go ahead and grab a hold of it and let your brain run free in a world where power, negotiation, and strong diplomatic relations a ...more
Jennifer Taw
Useful essays in here by prominent authors on IR and power.
Rob
Apr 11, 2016 Rob rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read as part of college curriculum.
Jarrod
Aug 14, 2009 Jarrod rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read the 7th edition which has a similar cover but doesn't seem to be listed on the site.

A couple off the wall ideas are presented in the book, thankfully the next chapter follows with a counterpoint to provide much needed balance
Jane
Mar 19, 2010 Jane rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Great topics and good choice of articles, but many are out of date and irrelevant considering recent national security events.
Read it with a grain of salt.
David Snyder
Sep 15, 2012 David Snyder rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: polisci
Good place to start discussion!
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