The Diffusion of Military Technology and Ideas
Edited by Emily O. Goldman and Leslie C. Eliason


Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Forward by Andrew W. Marshall, Director of Net Assessment, Office of the Secretary of Defence


1.      Introduction: Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives on Innovation and Diffusion, by Leslie C. Eliason and Emily O. Goldman


Part I. Culture and Diffusion


2.      Heart of the Sepoy:  The Adoption and Adaptation of European Military Practice in South Asia, 1740-1805, by John A. Lynn


3.      Armies of Snow and Armies of Sand:  The Impact of Soviet Military Doctrine on Arab Militaries, by Michael J. Eisenstadt and Kenneth M. Pollack


4.      Cooperative Diffusion through Cultural Similarity:  The Postwar Anglo-Saxon Experience, by Thomas-Durell Young


Part II. Managing and Controlling Diffusion


5.      Reflections on Mirror Images:  Politics and Technology in the Arsenals of the Warsaw Pact, by Christopher Jones


6.      The Diffusion of Nuclear Weapons, by William C. Potter


7.      Revolution and Counter-Revolution:  The Role of the Periphery in Technological and Conceptual Innovation, by Timothy D. Hoyt


Part III. Diffusion and Military Transformation


8.      Military Diffusion in Nineteenth-Century Europe:  The Napoleonic and Prussian Military Systems, by Geoffrey L. Herrera and Thomas G. Mahnken


9.      Beyond Blitzkrieg:  Allied Responses to Combined-Arms Armored Warfare during World War II, by Thomas G. Mahnken


10.  Receptivity to Revolution:  Carrier Air Power in Peace and War, by Emily O. Goldman


Part IV. Diffusion in the Information Age


11.  Creating the Enemy:  Global Diffusion of the Information Technology-Based Military Model, by Chris C. Demchak


12.  Patterns of Commercial Diffusion, by John Arquilla


13.  Conclusion:  The Diffusion of Military Technology and Ideas—Theory and Practice, by Emily O. Goldman and Andrew L. Ross