Issues of defence politics and policy have long been at the forefront of political agendas and defining of international affairs. However, the dramatic changes to the global system that have taken place over the past 16 years (since the end of the Cold War)-and particularly since the terror attacks on the U.S. homeland on September 11th 2001-have amplified the world's attention toward political and policy issues of national, regional and global security. The focus of this
volume is on examining the fundamental causes of-and defence policy responses to-this new "post-9/11" security environment.
The volume will be international in scope, offering a collection of up-to-date and balanced insights on key contemporary issues of concern to defence policymakers. Many of these chapters will incorporate a "second image reversed" analytical framework, allowing for a consideration of contemporary defence policy issues and challenges
from a dynamic (systems approach) process perspective.
12-15 essays of 5,000 to 8,000 words in length and an "A-Z glossary" section will be organized in the following manner:
Section 1: International Dimensions
globalization and issues relating to defence industrial policy
nuclear proliferation and treaties
international peace-keeping organizations and operations
defence policy from a "nonstate actor" perspective
post-cold war international security issues
international law and defence issues
politics of collaboration in the fight against terrorism
Section 2: Regional and Domestic Dimensions
politics of defence in The Americas
politics of defence in the "Old" and "New" Europe
politics of defence in Asia
politics of defence in The Middle East
American Defence Policymaking in 21st century perspective
3-4 other country-specific case studies
Section 3: The Future of Defense Politics and Policy
A-Z glossary (about 50,000 words) of terms, theories,
organizations, issues, etc.
Maps and statistics (which Europa Routledge will be able to commission in-house);
Extensive bibliography listing further relevant reading material.
This unique combination of analytically detailed essays with
statistics, glossary, and comprehensive bibliography make this title a unique one-stop reference source as well as a training and education guide on the politics of defence worldwide. Introductory and concluding essays will be authored by the editors, to connect the overall conceptual framework with issues addressed in individual chapters.
The final manuscript of approximately 450 pages (with an average 250 words per page) will be submitted in MS Word format. Graphics, photos and illustrations will be submitted on CD ROM as 1200dpi (or higher resolution) JPEG or TIFF files. An estimated working timeline includes the following:
November-December, 2006: Selection of topics and authors
January-August, 2007: Writing, editing and revision of draft chapters.
August 1, 2007: Completed manuscript submitted to Publisher.
August-November, 2007: Copyediting, indexing, formatting and review of final manuscript.
December 1, 2007: Project completion; final manuscript submitted to production.
January 31, 2008: Projected publication date
Authors will receive modest funding support (up to $500) for the conduct of research and writing.
Chapters will be authored by a mix of leading experts in the field of defense politics and "up-and-coming" new members to the fields of study and practice.
Those interested should submit a no more than 300-word chapter précis (and short bio) to either LTC Ike Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. James Forest (James.Forest@usma.edu) no later than 31 December 2006.
ISAIAH (IKE) WILSON III, PhD
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army
Director of American Politics, Policy & Strategy
Department of Social Sciences
U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY 10996
607 Cullum Road, Lincoln Hall (B-119)
(845) 938-3894; (845) 269-1741 (cell)
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