Readership: Scholars and students of war studies,
security studies, international history, political philosophy, and international law
Edited by Hew Strachan, Chichele Professor of the History of War and Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford; Director of the Oxford Programme on the Changing Character of War, and Sibylle Scheipers, Lecturer in International Relations, University of St Andrews and Senior Research Associate, Changing Character of War Programme, Oxford University
Hew Strachan: Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, 1975-78, and 1979 to date (Life Fellow since 1992); Senior Lecturer, Dept of War Studies, RMA Sandhurst 1978-79; Professor of Modern History, University of Glasgow, 1992-2001, and founding
Director of the Scottish Centre for War Studies. Member of the Chief of the Defence Staff's Strategic Advisory Panel 2010; Trustee Imperial War Museum 2010; Member of the Defence Academy Advisory Board; Commissioner, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, etc. Fellow, Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Sibylle Scheipers: soon to be Lecturer in International Relations at the University of St Andrews. She is Director of Studies for the Oxford Changing Character of War programme. Previously she held a postdoctoral fellowship at Chatham House, London.
Hew Strachan and Sibylle Scheipers: Introduction: The Changing Character of War
PART I: The Need for a Historical Perspective: What has Changed?
1: Azar Gat: The Changing Character of War
2: David Parrott: Had a Distinct Template for a 'Western Way of War' Been Established Before 1800?
3: Michael Broers: Changes in War: The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars
4: Gil-li Vardi: The Change from Within
5: Gerard J. DeGroot: 'Killing is Easy': The Atomic Bomb and the Temptation of Terror
6: Mats Berdal: The 'New Wars' Thesis Revisited
7: Audrey Kurth Cronin: What is Really Changing? Change and Continuity in Global Terrorism
PART II: The Purpose of War: Why go to War?
8: David J.B. Trim: Humanitarian intervention
9: Thomas Hippler: Democracy and War in the Strategic Thought of Giulio Douhet
10: Alia Brahimi: Religion in the War on Terror
11: Stathis N. Kalyvas: The Changing Character of Civil Wars, 1800-2009
12: William Reno: Crime versus War
PART III: The Changing Identities of Combatants: Who Fights?
13: Pascal Vennesson: War Without the People
14: Sarah Percy: The Changing Character of Private Force
15: Bruce Hoffman: Who Fights?-A Comparative Demographic Depiction of Terrorists and Insurgents in the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries
16: Kimberly Marten: Warlords
17: Anne Deighton: The European Union, Multilateralism, and the Use of Force
18: Peter W. Singer: Robots at War: The New Battlefield
PART IV: The Changing Identities of Non-combatants
19: Adam Roberts: The Civilian in Modern War
20: Uwe Steinhoff: Killing Civilians
21: Sibylle Scheipers: The Status and Protections of Prisoners of War and Detainees
22: Guy S. Goodwin-Gill: The Challenge of the Child Soldier
PART V: The Ideas Which Enable us to Understand War
23: Antulio J Echevarria II: American Strategic Culture: Problems and Prospects
24: David Rodin: Morality and Law in War
25: Henry Shue: Target-selection Norms, Torture Norms, and Growing US Permissiveness
26: Patricia Owens: he Return of Realism? War and Changing Concepts of the Political
27: Hew Strachan: Strategy in the Twenty-first Century
Tarak Barkawi and Shane Brighton: Conclusion: Absent War Studies? War, Knowledge, and Critique