The Diffusion of Military Technology and Ideas

With assiduous attention to the dynamics of diffusion especially it s sensitivity to local contingencies within indigenous cultural settings this volume succeeds in alerting policy makers to the challenges of advancing (or halting) the ...


Author: Emily O. Goldman

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804745358

Category: Political Science

Page: 415

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Antologi. Sikkerhedspolitiske forskere giver deres vurdering af følgerne af informationsalderens opgør med hidtidig kendt våbenteknologi og doktriner i forbindelse med den globale spredning af know-how på området.

The Diffusion of Military Power

This book provides vital insights into military innovations and their impact on U.S. foreign policy, warfare, and the distribution of power in the international system.


Author: Michael C. Horowitz

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400835100

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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The Diffusion of Military Power examines how the financial and organizational challenges of adopting new methods of fighting wars can influence the international balance of power. Michael Horowitz argues that a state or actor wishing to adopt a military innovation must possess both the financial resources to buy or build the technology and the internal organizational capacity to accommodate any necessary changes in recruiting, training, or operations. How countries react to new innovations--and to other actors that do or don't adopt them--has profound implications for the global order and the likelihood of war. Horowitz looks at some of the most important military innovations throughout history, including the advent of the all-big-gun steel battleship, the development of aircraft carriers and nuclear weapons, and the use of suicide terror by nonstate actors. He shows how expensive innovations can favor wealthier, more powerful countries, but also how those same states often stumble when facing organizationally complicated innovations. Innovations requiring major upheavals in doctrine and organization can disadvantage the wealthiest states due to their bureaucratic inflexibility and weight the balance of power toward smaller and more nimble actors, making conflict more likely. This book provides vital insights into military innovations and their impact on U.S. foreign policy, warfare, and the distribution of power in the international system.

Israel s Long War with Hezbollah

“Revolution and Counter- Revolution: The Role of the Periphery in Technological
and Conceptual Innovation.” In The Diffusion of Military Technology and Ideas,
edited by Emily Goldman and Leslie Eliason, 179–201. Stanford, CA: Stanford ...


Author: Raphael D. Marcus

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9781626166110

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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The ongoing conflict between Israel and the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah is now in its fourth decade and shows no signs of ending. Raphael D. Marcus examines this conflict since the formation of Hezbollah during Israel’s occupation of Lebanon in the early 1980s. He critically evaluates events including Israel’s long counterguerrilla campaign throughout the 1990s, the Israeli withdrawal in 2000, the 2006 summer war, and concludes with an assessment of current tensions on the border between Israel and Lebanon related to the Syrian civil war. Israel’s Long War with Hezbollah is both the first complete military history of this decades-long conflict and an analysis of military innovation and adaptation. The book is based on unique fieldwork in Israel and Lebanon, extensive research into Hebrew and Arabic primary sources, and dozens of interviews Marcus conducted with Israeli defense officials, high-ranking military officers of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), United Nations personnel, a Hezbollah official, and Western diplomats. As an expert on organizational learning, Marcus analyzes ongoing processes of strategic and operational innovation and adaptation by both the IDF and Hezbollah throughout the long guerrilla conflict. His conclusions illuminate the dynamics of the ongoing conflict and illustrate the complexity of military adaptation under fire. With Hezbollah playing an ongoing role in the civil war in Syria and the simmering hostilities on the Israel-Lebanon border, students, scholars, diplomats, and military practitioners with an interest in Middle Eastern security issues, Israeli military history, and military innovation and adaptation can ill afford to neglect this book.

The Journal of Military History

Bei Ampuny and rounds out what is a remackiht ' publishing achievement .
thistory of Defence should have been sen e The Diffusion of Military Technology
and Ideas . Edited by Emily man and Leslie C. Eliason . Palo Alto , Calif .:
Stanford ...




ISBN: UOM:39015057960091

Category: Military history


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Department of Defense Appropriations for 1994 Operation and maintenance overview

MILITARY TECHNOLOGIES Mr. MOODIE . As if the situation outlined by the first
two presentations isn't complicated enough , it gets worse . I would like to focus
on how the diffusion of advanced military technology and the proliferation of ...


Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Dept. of Defense


ISBN: LOC:00185827434

Category: United States


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The Book Review Digest

See Wassily Leontief and input - output economics THE DIFFUSION OF
MILITARY TECHNOLOGY AND IDEAS ; edited by Emily O. Goldman and Leslie
C. Eliason . 415p 2003 Stanford Univ . Press 1. Military art and science 2. Military
history ...




ISBN: UOM:39015064843611

Category: Bibliography


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Power to the People

Individuals and groups share both their military tactics and technologies with
each other in established ways, and have done so for centuries. ... While the
study of innovation is about how new technologies are developed, diffusion is the
study of how they spread. The touch ... ideas—specifically things like
snowmobiles, insecticides, contraceptives, teaching practices, medical drugs,
and farming practices.


Author: Audrey Kurth Cronin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190882143

Category: Political Science

Page: 440

View: 486

"This path-breaking study is about how ordinary people are gaining the means to be extraordinarily lethal. States are also concentrating their technological power, but their gains lag behind a shift in relative capacity that is already disrupting the role of conventional armed forces. The dispersal of emerging technologies such as robotics, cyber weapons, 3-D printing, autonomous systems, and various forms of artificial intelligence is widening popular access to unprecedented destructive power. Based on hard lessons from previous waves of lethal technology such as dynamite and the assault rifle, the book explains what the future may hold and how we should respond"--

Department of Defense Modernization Plans

Joint Hearing Before the Military Procurement Subcommittee, Meeting Jointly
with Military Research and Development Subcommittee of the ... Saddam
Hussein during the Gulf War , and increasingly , with the diffusion of military
technology , they will have the capability to do so . ... technological ) inputs
available to military organizations , which , when combined with innovative
operational concepts and ...


Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on National Security. Subcommittee on Military Procurement


ISBN: LOC:00065508850

Category: Military planning

Page: 145

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Building a New Global Order

Diffusion of Military Technology The diffusion of military technology is a
phenomenon as old as military technology itself . Though it is too seldom the
subject of sustained inquiry by historians , broad historical overviews , focusing
primarily on ...


Author: David Dewitt

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015032619770

Category: Political Science

Page: 425

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The end of the Cold War era has not brought greater security to the world community. Although the likelihood of a global strategic nuclear war has been reduced significantly, we have already witnessed the impact of other challenges to international peace. The Gulf War raised the spectre ofexpanding regional conflicts adopting the means and methods of the previous superpower confrontation. The disintegration of the Horn of Africa, the Civil War in the Balkans, and the resurgence of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia all reveal the continuing power of historic ethnic, religious, and nationalrivalries, and the seeming inability of the international community to deal effectively with these tragedies. Weapons technologies, modern telecommunications and transportation, demographic changes and resource imbalances, and the globalization of production together raise enormous challenges as wemove into the 21st century. Are the international institutions with which we have lived since the end of the Second World War up to the task? This book addresses many of these basic and profound issues.

China s Future Nuclear Submarine Force

See , for example , the essays in Emily O. Goldman and Leslie C. Eliason , eds . ,
The Diffusion of Military Technology and Ideas ( Stanford , Calif .: Stanford
University Press , 2003 ) . 12. Mahnken , Uncovering Ways of War , chapter 3 . 13


Author: Andrew S. Erickson

Publisher: Naval Inst Press

ISBN: UOM:39015068793580

Category: History

Page: 412

View: 354

One of the key concerns of naval strategists and planners today is the nature of the Chinese geostrategic challenge. Conceding that no one can know for certain China s intentions in terms of future conflict, the editors of this hot-topic book argue that the trajectory of Chinese nuclear propulsion for submarines may be one of the best single indicators of China s ambitions of global military power. Nuclear submarines, with their unparalleled survivability, remain ideal platforms for persistent operations in far-flung sea areas and offer an efficient means for China to project power. This collection of essays presents the latest thinking of leading experts on the emergence of a modern nuclear submarine fleet in China. Each contribution is packed with authoritative data and cogent analysis. The book has been compiled by four professors and analysts at the U.S. Naval War College who are co-founders of the college s recently established China Maritime Studies Institute. Given the opaque nature of China s undersea warfare development, readers will benefit from this penetrating investigation that considers the potential impact of even the most revolutionary changes in Chinese nuclear submarine capabilities. The editors believe that to ignore such possibilities would be the height of strategic folly and represent inexcusable negligence in terms of U.S. national defense. Anyone who is interested in the future of the U.S. Navy and the defense of the United States will find this book to be essential reading.

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

We lack empirical studies of the military - civilian distinction in the diffusion of new
technology , but from the general literature it is possible to determine the critieria
that are likely to affect the rate of diffusion between the two sectors . ? Barriers ...




ISBN: UCLA:L0059512756

Category: Nuclear energy


View: 473

Control But Verify

But over time , the pace of innovation slows as the potential inherent in any
technology is exhausted , and diffusion moves more ... What differs , however , is
the rate of diffusion : Figure 1 The Innovation and Diffusion of Military Technology
Two ...


Author: York Centre for International and Strategic Studies


ISBN: UCSD:31822021586805

Category: Armements - Contrôle - Vérification - Congrès

Page: 227

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The New Encyclopaedia Britannica

... sensors Warning systems Military communication 622 Early development The
advent of electrical signaling From World War I to 1940 World War II and after
Bibliography 625 In the remote past, the diffusion of military technology was
gradual ...


Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica, inc


ISBN: STANFORD:36105021693374

Category: Reference


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The New Encyclopaedia Britannica Macropaedia Knowledge in depth

In the remote past , the diffusion of military technology was gradual and uneven .
There were several reasons for this . First , transport was slow and its capacity
small . Sec - ond , the technology of agriculture was no more advanced than that
of ...




ISBN: STANFORD:36105025983110

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: 1088

View: 289

Controlling the Development and Spread of Military Technology

In the field of nuclear , chemical and biological weapons examples exist showing
that the limitation of dual purpose ( civilian as well as military ) technologies may
cause great pains to disarmament negotiators . Regardless how desirable ...


Author: Hans Günter Brauch

Publisher: Paul & Company Pub Consortium

ISBN: UVA:X002189415

Category: Arms control

Page: 406

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Global Perspectives on Security War and Armament

It is particularly important to adopt measures to reduce the diffusion of military
technology. This is really only possible through reductions in the acquisition of
military technology among producers, This is partly because it is the producers
that ...


Author: Mary Kaldor


ISBN: IND:30000114676095

Category: Disarmament

Page: 69

View: 256

Asian Profile

Asian Navies in the Indian Ocean : Thoughts on the Effects of the Diffusion of
Military Technology ROBERT H . BRUCE Senior Lecturer in Politics School of
Social Sciences Curtin University of Technology Australia Two trends in the
Indian ...




ISBN: STANFORD:36105005541441

Category: Asia


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Democracy Under Siege

This results in a growing use of military force in domestic politics. Advances in
military technology have played a key role in developing the Latin American
armed forces' growing corporate awareness. Latin American militaries became
acutely ...


Author: Augusto Varas

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: UVA:X001609397

Category: History

Page: 222

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The military has historically played a pivotal role in Latin American politics and society. This collection of essays, the product of a long-term research program organized by a group of prominent Latin American scholars, compares current linkages among the armed forces and local social and political structures and institutions. Within each nation studied, the contributing authors found increasing military autonomy vis-a-vis the state. They show that this institutional autonomy has allowed the military to develop as independent political entities within the various countries, a process that seems to be common to all Latin American societies.

Technological Development and Economic Systems

Unfortunately there are very few studies on the postwar diffusion of military
technology . Nevertheless , many fragrant evidences suggest the importance of
this process . Firstly we stress the importance of diffusion of engineers . Takanori


Author: Tadashi Matsuzaki


ISBN: UCSD:31822021410022

Category: Industrial productivity

Page: 245

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