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The Use of Force for State Power

History and Future

Authors: Warner, Michael, Childress, John

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  • Provides a multi-disciplinary look at force and its implications for rule
  • Develops a conceptual framework of force for sovereign powers based on theory from Aristotle, Sun Tzu, and Thomas Hobbes
  • Analyzes the past, present, and future of force and security with a focus on technology as a catalyst for power shifts 
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This book studies force, the coercive application of power against resistance, building from Thomas Hobbes’ observation that all self-contained political orders have some ultimate authority that uses force to both dispense justice and to defend the polity against its enemies. This cross-disciplinary analysis finds that rulers concentrate force through cooperation, conveyance, and comprehension, applying common principles across history. Those ways aim to keep foes from concerting their actions, or by eliminating the trust that should bind them. In short, they make enemies afraid to cooperate, and now they are doing so in cyberspace as well.


About the authors

Michael Warner serves as an Historian in the U.S. Department of Defense and has written and lectured on intelligence and cyberspace history.

John Childress is a U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel who has served as a ground commander in Iraq and Afghanistan and as an Assistant Professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point.



Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook $69.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Use of Force for State Power
Book Subtitle
History and Future
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-45410-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-45410-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-45409-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 315
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
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