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‘Clausewitz’ Ideas of Strategy and Victory’

Heuser, B. (2007) ‘Clausewitz’ Ideas of Strategy and Victory’. In: Strachan, H. and Herberg-Rothe, A. (eds.) Clausewitz in the 21st Century. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 132-163.

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Clausewitz's definition of "strategy" does not greatly differ from the original definition of the term in the 6th century East Roman Empire. His ideas of "victory" are limited to the military arena. Nevertheless, there are elements in his writing which have led subsequent authors, especially Andre Beaufre, to take them further and make them very useful tools for the analysis of conflicts and war aims in subsequent centuries.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Politics, Economics and International Relations > Politics and International Relations
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Publisher:Oxford University Press

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