Module Identifier IP10810  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Professor Colin McInnes  
Semester Semester 1  
Mutually Exclusive GW10810  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   5 Hours (5 x 1 hour)  
  Lecture   18 Hours (18 x 1 hour)  
Assessment Essay   1 x 2,000 word essay.   30%  
  Exam   2 Hours   70%  

Brief description

This module is intended to provide an introduction to the study of strategy, the evolution of warfare and to intelligence. Its focus is on the tole of force in international relations, the manner of its use and how assessments are made over its possible use. It consists of five key elements:

- the utility of force
- the evolution of warfare from Napoleon to World War Two
- strategy in the nuclear age
- the role of intelligence
- contemporary issues in strategy

Aims of the module

To provide you with an introduction to the role of force and of intelligence in International Relations and to some of the concerns and debates surrounding these.


At the end of the module you should be able to:
- discuss the role and utility of force in International Relations;
- outline some of the key elements in the evolution of modern warfarel;
- discuss theories of nuclear deterrance, revolutionary guerrilla warfare and terrorism;
- outline the role of intelligence and some of the concerns of Intelligence Studies;
- demonstrate an awareness of some of the contemporary issues in strategic studies

Reading Lists

B Buzan & E Herring. The Arms Dynamic in World Politics (1998).
Peter Paret. Makers of Modern Strategy.
L Freedman. War.
D Smith. The State of War and Peace Atlas (1997).