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Author Louth, John.

Title British Defence in the 21st Century
Published Milton : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (225 pages)
Series Contemporary Security Studies
Contemporary security studies.
Contents Cover -- Half Title -- Book Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- List of figures -- List of tables -- List of boxes -- Foreword -- 1 Introduction: the end of doctrine and loss of military primacy -- Chapter objectives -- Chapter structure -- First Gulf War: 1991 -- military primacy -- British defence doctrine and Sierra Leone -- military certainty -- Twenty-first-century conflicts of choice -- military questioning -- Defence acquisition -- the championing of change and management -- Defence as multiple components -- Conclusion -- Notes -- 2 Defence as policy and politics -- Introduction -- Chapter objectives -- Chapter structure -- The British approach: defence policy generation and review -- From defence policy to defence within national security policy -- The purposes of defence policies -- Policy constants -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- 3 Defence as management -- Introduction: the reluctant manager -- Chapter objectives -- Chapter structure -- What is management? -- Defence and the discourse of management -- New Public Management -- Contractors on deployed operations: the beginning of the 'Whole Force' -- Performance management -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- 4 Defence as technology -- Introduction -- Chapter objectives -- Chapter structure -- Research and development in government and commerce -- Technology and defence -- Defence technology since 1945 -- UK defence expenditure and technology: today and tomorrow -- The technological challenge for defence -- Disruptive technologies -- Directed energy weapons -- Unmanned combat air vehicles -- Innovation -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- 5 Defence as industrial policy -- Introduction -- Chapter objectives -- Chapter structure -- Towards increased reliance on the private sector -- The perceived strategic significance of the defence supply base
Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- 10 Defence as the military -- Introduction -- Chapter objectives -- Chapter structure -- The role of the military -- The UK military of 2010 -- The Strategic Defence and Security Review 2010 -- Joint Force 2025 -- a recapitalisation of the UK military -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- 11 Conclusion: defence practice -- from analogue to digital? The Defence Extended Enterprise -- Introduction -- The MoD -- consumer or producer? -- Managing and integrating the defence supply base -- Notes -- Index
Employment and the economy -- Back to a defence industrial strategy? -- The nuclear enterprise -- The UK and building warships -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- 6 Defence as exports and engagement -- Introduction -- Chapter objectives -- Chapter structure -- The changing roles of government -- DESO and the defence & security organisation -- UK export activity and performance -- Export controls policies -- Lists -- Activities needing licences -- Processes and organisation -- Policy -- Exports in the shaping of UK requirements -- Defence exports and training -- From defence exports to defence engagement -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- 7 Defence as skills and competencies -- Introduction -- Chapter objectives -- Chapter structure -- Skills and competencies within UK defence -- Defence competencies in an era of austerity -- A shift in the myth on competencies -- Competency thinking and defence reform -- The defence values for acquisition -- The armed forces: people and society -- The competency-basedsystem -- Nuclear engineering competency framework -- an example -- Competency frameworks and performance management -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- 8 Defence as community action -- Introduction -- Chapter objectives -- Chapter structure -- Defence and society: the problem space -- The military veteran as employee in the civil sector -- The military on operations -- The Military Covenant -- Implementing the Covenant -- Conclusion: the implications of the 'Whole Force' -- Notes -- Bibliography -- 9 Defence as teamwork and partnering -- Introduction -- Chapter objectives -- Chapter structure -- Towards partnering -- The concept of defence partnering -- Partnership and partnering -- The MoD and partnering -- The CBRN key strategic partnership -- MoD and industry partnering: flirtation or marriage? -- The UK's 'Whole Force' approach
Summary This book analyses UK defence as a complex, interdependent public-private enterprise covering politics, management, society, and technology, as well as the military. Building upon wide-ranging applied research, with extensive access to ministers, policy makers, senior military commanders, and industrialists, the book characterises British defence as a phenomenon that has endured extensive transformation this century. Looking at the subject afresh as a complex, extended enterprise involving politics, alliances, businesses, skills, economics, military practices, and citizens, the authors profoundly reshape our understanding of 'defence' and how it is to be commissioned and delivered in a world dominated by geopolitical risks and uncertainties. The book makes the case that this new understanding of defence must inevitably lead to new policies and processes to ensure its health and vitality. This book will be of much interest to students of defence studies, British politics, and military and strategic studies, as well as policy makers and practitioners
Notes Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources
Subject Great Britain-Military policy
Industrial policy -- Great Britain.
Political planning-Great Britain
British politics.
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain.
HISTORY / Military / General.
Industrial policy.
defence policy.
industrial policy.
public-private partnerships.
Great Britain.
Form Electronic book
Author Taylor, Trevor
ISBN 1351784900