Rowman & Littlefield Publishers / Rowman & Littlefield International
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978-1-5381-4302-5 • Hardback • July 2020 • $126.00 • (£97.00)
978-1-5381-4303-2 • eBook • July 2020 • $38.95 • (£30.00)
John P. DeRosa is an affiliated faculty with the Narrative Lab and Clinic at the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University and adjunct associate professor in the Department of Government and Politics of the University of Maryland Global Campus. He has served more than twenty-five years as a soldier, officer, and civilian in the US Department of Defense.
Chapter 1. Strategic Choice: The Orthodoxy
Chapter 2. Strategic Choice: A Narrative Turn
Chapter 3. Preface and Prelude to Case Studies
Chapter 4. Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty
Chapter 5. Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty
Chapter 6. Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty II
Chapter 7. Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty III
Chapter 8. Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty Withdrawal and Strategic Offensive Arms Reduction
Chapter 9. New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty
Chapter 10. Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty Withdrawal
Chapter 11. Conclusion
Appendix: Sources of Critical Conversations
Narrativized Strategic Choice provides an intense examination of strategic choice in warfare. DeRosa broadens the understanding of strategic choice by carefully analyzing seven cases within the nuclear arms control realm to demonstrate that narratives better explain strategic choice compared to traditional models. Well structured, researched, and documented, this book is highly recommended for the strategist community.
— Kevin D. Stringer, Lecturer in Strategy and Leadership, University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Northwestern Switzerland
DeRosa makes a convincing argument for using narrative logic as a tool for understanding political outcomes. He synthesizes a range of scholarly literature to build a theoretical framework that captures the complexity of strategic interactions in ways others cannot. A brilliant piece of scholarship in theory, methodology and evidence, Narrativized Strategic Choice adds needed structure to this evolving field.
— Jeffrey Kubiak, Professor of Practice, School of Politics and Global Studies, Arizona State University
This book covers an interesting approach of studying important subjects from smaller frames. It is a unique work that sheds new lights into narrativized strategic choice as the title suggests, but there is much more to it. A well-designed methodology always provides fascinating results. These results are simply, amazing.
— Abit Hoxha, Researcher, Institute of Nordic and Media Studies, University of Agder, Norway