Seapower : a guide for the twenty-first century / Geoffrey Till.

Till, Geoffrey, author.
Other Title:
Seapower, a guide for the 21st century
Sea power, a guide for the 21st century
Sea power, a guide for the twenty-first century
Fourth edition.
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2018.
Cass series--naval policy and history ; 61.
Cass series: naval policy and history ; 61
xviii, 458 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
"This is the fourth, revised and updated, edition of Geoffrey Till's Seapower: A Guide for the 21st Century. The rise of the Chinese and other Asian navies, worsening quarrels over maritime jurisdiction and the United States' maritime pivot towards the Asia-Pacific region reminds us that the sea has always been central to human development as a source of resources, and as a means of transportation, information-exchange and strategic dominion. It has provided the basis for mankind's prosperity and security, and this is even more true in the early 21st century, with the emergence of an increasingly globalized world trading system. Navies have always provided a way of policing, and sometimes exploiting, the system. In contemporary conditions, navies, and other forms of maritime power, are having to adapt, in order to exert the maximum power ashore in the company of others and to expand the range of their interests, activities and responsibilities. While these new tasks are developing fast, traditional ones still predominate. Deterrence remains the first duty of today's navies, backed up by the need to 'fight and win' if necessary. How navies and their states balance these two imperatives will tell us a great deal about our future in this increasingly maritime century. This book investigates the consequences of all this for the developing nature, composition and functions of all the world's significant navies, and provides a guide for anyone interested in the changing and crucial role of seapower in the 21st century. Seapower is essential reading for all students of naval power, maritime security and naval history, and highly recommended for students of strategic studies, international security and International Relations."--Provided by publisher.
In search of seapower
Seapower in a globalising world: alternative futures
Who said what and why it matters
The constituents of maritime power
Navies and technology
Command of the sea and sea control
Securing sea control
Exploiting command of the sea: The defence and attack of trade
Exploiting command of the sea: Operations from the sea
Expeditionary operations
Maintaining good order at sea: Maritime security at home and away, challenges
Maintaining good order at sea: Maritime security at home and away, responses
Naval diplomacy
Generating maritime power.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-445) and index.
9781315621210 (ebook)
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