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The Art of Military Coercion

Rob de Wijk

  • Bindwijze: Paperback
  • Taal: Engels
  • Categorie: Mens & Maatschappij
  • Uitgever: Amsterdam University Press
  • ISBN: 9789089646743
Why the West's Military Superiority Scarcely Matters
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Taal:Engels
Bindwijze:Paperback
Druk:0
Verschijningsdatum:april 2014
Afmetingen:Afmeting: 23,6 x 15,6 x 2,2 cm
Aantal pagina's:328 pagina's
Illustraties:Nee
Betrokkenen
Auteur(s):Rob de Wijk | R. de Wijk | Martin Spahn | Andries Fluit | Sylvie Lohr | Isabelle Cahn | Harald Warmelink | J.W. van Ree | Els de Wielemaker | Monique Elseviers | Ruben van Wendel de Joode | Alex Mottrie | Marc Legendre | Dirk Luyten | Nejwa Bettaz | Katrien vanderschot | Julie Mercier | Fabrice Maerten | A vanhemelryck | Lucy Sprague Mitchell | Marlies Gyselaers | Dirk vandeputte | Nienke Nienke | Martin Euwema | Luk Van Haute | Jan Luiten van Zanden | Peter Buysse | Stephane Mercier | Susanne Bleier-Wilp | Lonneke van Hout | Jessica de Jong | Jeroen Stouten | Marcel Knotter | Peter van de Wielle | Fleur Roos Rosa de Carvalho | Bertrand Tombal | Ad Kil | Hein van Poppel | Jenni Fleetwood | Gert de Meerleer | Raymond Kloppenburg | Valerie Claessens
Illustrator:Ennio Bufi
Co-illustrator:Silvia Bigolin
Redacteur:E. Sesink
Co-redacteur:Ijbelien Jüngen
Co-redacteur:Ijbelien Jüngen
Vertaling
Vertaald door:Femke Blekkingh-Muller | Willem van Paassen

Samenvatting

The United States spends more on its military than the rest of the world combined. And Western nations in general spend far more than developing nations around the globe. Yet when Western nations have found themselves in conflicts in recent decades, their performance has been mixed at best. In his fully updated new edition of The Art of Military Coercion, Rob de Wijk presents a theory on the use of force. He argues that the key is a failure to use force decisively, to properly understand the dynamics of conflict and balance means and ends. Without that ability, superiority of dollars, numbers, and weaponry won't necessarily translate to victory.