The Risk Society at War
by Mikkel Vedby Rasmussen (9780521867917)

The Risk Society at War
 
Mikkel Vedby Rasmussen
Release Date: 14 December 2006
Format: Hardback
Pages: 232
Category: International Relations
ISBN: 9780521867917
ISBN-10: 0521867916



In the globalised world of the twenty-first century, security policy in Western societies is driven by a wish to prevent future threats from becoming reality. Applying theories of 'risk society' to the study of strategy, this book analyses the creation of a new approach to strategy. The author demonstrates that this approach creates new choices for policy-makers and challenges well-established truths within the study of security and strategy. He argues that since the seventeenth century the concept of strategy has served to rationalise new technologies, doctrines and agents. By outlining the history of the concept of strategy in terms of rationality, Rasmussen presents a framework for studying strategy in a time of risk and uses this framework to analyse how new technologies of war, pre-emptive doctrines, globalisation and the rise of the 'terrorist approach to warfare' can formulate a new theory of strategy.

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