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The Resource Waging war : alliances, coalitions, and institutions of interstate violence, Patricia A. Weitsman

Waging war : alliances, coalitions, and institutions of interstate violence, Patricia A. Weitsman

Label
Waging war : alliances, coalitions, and institutions of interstate violence
Title
Waging war
Title remainder
alliances, coalitions, and institutions of interstate violence
Statement of responsibility
Patricia A. Weitsman
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Military alliances provide constraints and opportunities for states seeking to advance their interests around the globe. War, from the Western perspective, is not a solitary endeavor. Partnerships of all types serve as a foundation for the projection of power and the employment of force. These relationships among states provide the foundation upon which hegemony is built. Waging War argues that these institutions of interstate violence{u2014}not just the technology, capability, and level of professionalism and training of armed forces{u2014}serve as ready mechanisms to employ force. However, these institutions are not always well designed, and do not always augment fighting effectiveness as they could. They sometimes serve as drags on state capacity. At the same time, the net benefit of having this web of partnerships, agreements, and alliances is remarkable. It makes rapid response to crisis possible, and facilitates countering threats wherever they emerge. This book lays out which institutional arrangements lubricate states' abilities to advance their agendas and prevail in wartime, and which components of institutional arrangements undermine effectiveness and cohesion, and increase costs to states. Patricia Weitsman outlines what she calls a realist institutionalist agenda: one that understands institutions as conduits of capability. She demonstrates and tests the argument in five empirical chapters, examining the cases of the first Gulf War, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya. Each case has distinct lessons as well as important generalizations for contemporary multilateral warfighting. --Amazon.com
Cataloging source
CSt/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weitsman, Patricia A
Dewey number
355/.0310973
Index
index present
LC call number
UA23
LC item number
.W3698 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Combined operations (Military science)
  • Alliances
Label
Waging war : alliances, coalitions, and institutions of interstate violence, Patricia A. Weitsman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Fighting with friends -- Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield -- Operation Allied Force -- Operation Enduring Freedom and the International Security Assistance Force -- Operation Iraqi Freedom and the war in Iraq -- Operation Odyssey Dawn and Operation Unified Protector
Control code
842330087
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxii, 279 pages
Isbn
9780804788977
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013017358
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)842330087
Label
Waging war : alliances, coalitions, and institutions of interstate violence, Patricia A. Weitsman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Fighting with friends -- Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield -- Operation Allied Force -- Operation Enduring Freedom and the International Security Assistance Force -- Operation Iraqi Freedom and the war in Iraq -- Operation Odyssey Dawn and Operation Unified Protector
Control code
842330087
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxii, 279 pages
Isbn
9780804788977
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013017358
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)842330087

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