Coker, Christopher

Professor Christopher Coker  


Position held

Professor of International Relations


Experience keywords:

British defence policy; British foreign policy

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Coker, Christopher (2018) Still ‘the human thing’? Technology, human agency and the future of war International Relations, 32 (1). 23-38. ISSN 0047-1178


Coker, Christopher (2017) Rebooting Clausewitz ‘On War’ in the twenty-first century Hurst Publishers, London, UK. ISBN 9781849047142


Coker, Christopher (2015) Book review: imagining the third world war. Ghost fleet: a novel of the next world war RUSI Journal, 160 (6). 76-77. ISSN 0307-1847

Coker, Christopher (2015) Future war Polity Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9781509502318

Coker, Christopher (2015) The improbable war: China, the United States and logic of great power conflict Oxford University Press, New York, USA. ISBN 9780199396276


Coker, Christopher (2014) Can war be eliminated? Global futures. Polity Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9780745679228

Coker, Christopher (2014) Men at war: what fiction tells us about conflict, from the Iliad to Catch-22 Hurst Publishers, London, UK. ISBN 9781849042895


Coker, Christopher (2013) Warrior geeks: how 21st century technology is changing the way we fight and think about war Hurst Publishing, London, UK. ISBN 9781849042543


Coker, Christopher (2012) The collision of modern and post-modern war In: Lindley-French, Julian and Boyer, Yves, (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of War. Oxford handbooks in politics & international relations. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 57-68. ISBN 9780199562930


Coker, Christopher (2010) The conflict in Afghanistan British Politics and Policy at LSE (20 Apr 2010) Blog entry

Coker, Christopher (2010) Barbarous philosophers: reflections on the nature of war from Heraclitus to Heisenberg Hurst & Co., London, UK. ISBN 9780231701983


Coker, Christopher (2009) Rebooting the West: can the Western alliance still engage in war? In: Browning, Christopher and Lehti, Marko, (eds.) The Struggle for the West: a Divided and Contested Legacy. Routledge critical security studies. Routledge, Abingdon, UK. ISBN 9780415476836

Coker, Christopher (2009) War in an age of risk Polity Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9780745642871


Coker, Chrstopher (2007) The warrior ethos: military culture and the war on terror LSE international studies. Routledge, London. ISBN 9780415424523


Coker, Christopher (2004) The future of war: the re-enchantment of war in the twenty first Century Blackwell manifestos. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK. ISBN 1405120428


Coker, Christopher (2003) Empires in conflict: the growing rift between Europe and the United States Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies, 103. ISBN 9780855161712


Coker, Christopher (2002) NATO as a post modern alliance In: Ramet, Sabrina Petra and Ingebritsen, Christine, (eds.) Coming in From the Cold War: Us-European Interactions Since 1980. Rowman and Littlefield, 16-30. ISBN 9780742500167

Coker, Christopher (2002) Waging war without warriors? The changing culture of military conflict IISS studies in international security. Lynne Rienner, Boulder, USA. ISBN 9781588261304


Coker, Chrstopher (2001) Humane warfare: the new ethics of postmodern war 1st, Routledge, London. ISBN 9780415255752

Coker, Christopher (2001) Outsourcing war In: Josselin, Daphné and Wallace, William, (eds.) Non-State Actors in World Politics. Palgrave Macmillan, London, 189-202. ISBN 9780333961254

Coker, Christopher (2001) NATO and Africa 1949-89: an overview In: Schmidt, G., (ed.) Nato: the First Fifty Years. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, 153-171. ISBN 9780333962770

Coker, Christopher (2001) The Anglo-American defence partnership In: Rubin, Barry, (ed.) Us Allies in a Changing World. BESA studies in international security. Frank Cass, Southgate, 75-92. ISBN 9780714650784

Coker, Christopher (2001) The US and the ethics of post-modern war In: Smith, Karen E. and Light, Margot, (eds.) Ethics and Foreign Policy. LSE monographs in international studies. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 147-166. ISBN 9780521009300


Coker, Christopher (2000) On humanising war Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions, 1 (2). 77-92. ISSN 1469-0764

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