LiveZilla Live Chat Software
Importitall
Register/Login Login Contact UsContacts BlogBlog
Cart Items : 0 | Cart Total : R0
Books > Politics & Social Sciences > Politics & Government > International & World Politics > Arms Control > B00FC655Q6
  1. Arms and Influence (The Henry L. Stimson Lectures Series)
    Image(s) provided for illustrative purposes and may differ from the actual product
  2. Arms and Influence (The Henry L. Stimson Lectures Series)

    [B00FC655Q6]
    Delivery: 10-20 Working Days
    Not Available / Digital Item

     pinterest 
Additional Information

Traditionally, Americans have viewed war as an alternative to diplomacy, and military strategy as the science of victory.  Today, however, in our world of nuclear weapons, military power is not so much exercised  as threatened.  It is,
Mr. Schelling says, bargaining power, and the exploitation of this power, for good or evil, to preserve peace or to threaten war, is diplomacy—the diplomacy of violence.  The author concentrates in this book on the way in which military capabilities—real or imagined—are used, skillfully or clumsily, as bargaining power.  He sees the steps taken by the U.S. during the Berlin and Cuban crises as not merely preparations for engagement, but as signals to an enemy, with reports from the adversary's own military intelligence as our most important diplomatic communications.  Even the bombing of North Vietnam, Mr. Schelling points out, is as much coercive as tactical, aimed at decisions as much as bridges.  He carries forward the analysis so brilliantly begun in his earlier The Strategy of Conflict (1960) and Strategy and Arms Control (with Morton Halperin, 1961), and makes a significant contribution to the growing literature on modern war and diplomacy. Stimson Lectures.
Mr. Schelling is professor of economics at Harvard and acting director of Harvard's Center for International Affairs.
 
"An exemplary text on the interplay of national purpose and military force."—Book Week. "A grim but carefully reasoned and coldly analytical book. . . . One of the most frightening previews which this reviewer has ever seen of the roads that lie just ahead in warfare."—Los Angeles Times. "A brilliant and hardheaded book. It will frighten those who prefer not to dwell on the unthinkable and infuriate those who have taken refuge in the stereotypes and moral attitudinizing."—New York Times Book Review.

Similar Products

Man, the State, and War: A Theoretical AnalysisThe Tragedy of Great Power PoliticsSeeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed (The Institution for Social and Policy St)Perception and Misperception in International Politics (Center for International Affairs, Harvard University)On WarThe Great Transformation: The Political and Economic Origins of Our TimeJust and Unjust Wars: A Moral Argument with Historical IllustrationsWar by Other MeansBombing to Win: Air Power and Coercion in War (Cornell Studies in Security Affairs)Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age (Princeton Paperbacks)
Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Thomas C. Schelling
Binding
Kindle Edition
EAN
9780300186703
Edition
Revised
EISBN
9780300186703
Format
Kindle eBook
ISBN
0300186703
Label
Yale University Press
Manufacturer
Yale University Press
NumberOfPages
331
PublicationDate
2008-10-01
Publisher
Yale University Press
ReleaseDate
2013-09-16
Studio
Yale University Press
Please Note

The authorised South African distributor of this product is under no obligation to honour the manufacture's guarantees/warranties or to provide after-sales service.

Please note that this item is imported from the USA, and is designed to be used in the USA. In addition, if the unit is powered it will come with a US plug and an adapter/transformer may be required. Please click here for more information on power requirements, or check with us if you are unsure or need any assistance!

Please also note that certain items cannot be imported, these include Alcohol, Animals, Batteries, Flammable Materials, Currency, Food, Furs, Chemicals, Explosives, Medications, Plants, Seeds, Supplements, Pressurized Cans, Tactical Equipment, Vitamins, Weaponry and Weaponry Accessories. In these cases, the item and information is displayed for reference purposes only. If you are not sure if we are permitted to bring an item, please send us an e-mail with a link to the item to confirm.

Please also ensure that you are ordering the correct item for your particular application as returns to the USA are costly. Product reviews are also provided for most of our items, which can give you a good idea for possible things to look out for and the quality of the item. By clicking Add to Cart, you are confirming that the item is correct and you accept the conditions listed here.