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
Verschijningsdatum:april 2014
Afmetingen:23,6 x 15,6 x 2,2 cm
Aantal pagina's:328 pagina's
Illustraties:Met illustraties
Auteur:Rob de Wijk | R. de Wijk
Co-auteur:R. de Wijk
Illustrator:Ennio Bufi
Co-illustrator:Silvia Bigolin
Redacteur:E. Sesink
Co-redacteur:Ijbelien Jüngen
Co-redacteur:Ijbelien Jüngen
Vertaald door:Femke Blekkingh-Muller | Willem van Paassen


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.