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標題: 重新思考戰略研究:國家參考架構內武裝衝突的取向
Strategic Studies Reconsidered: An Armed Conflict approach within the Referential Framework of State
作者: 林挺生
Ting-sheng Lin
關鍵字: 戰略研究;批判性安全研究;後設理論;國家中心;社會建構;Strategic Studies;Critical Security Studies;Metatheory;State-centric;Social Construction
Project: 全球政治評論, Issue 62, Page(s) 31-56

If human society cannot eliminate all armed conflicts, then the Strategic Studies are responsible for understanding the conflictual phenomena. This article points out the main epistemological and ontological discords between those who advocate the Critical Security Studies and, strategists who tried to counterattack by evoking the essential theoretical elements from Clausewitz and Schelling. By breaking out of the arbitrary dichotomy of this debate, we seek to reinstall a theoretical foundation for new Strategic Studies. During the Cold War period, Strategic Studies were dominated by the positivist epistemology. By concentrating on the US-Soviet rivalry and the nuclear deterrence, Strategic Studies moved away from Clausewitz’s tradition of combining both subjective and objective approaches. But on the other side, the Critical Security Studies scholars identify Security Studies with Strategic Studies, and try to legitimate their project of Security Studies enlargement by adopting the dichotomous strategy of positivism/reflectivism from International Relations debates. The materialist ontological assumption of positivism has been used for attacking Strategic Studies by Critical Security Studies as well, however, they neglected that both Clausewitz and Schelling have paid attention to the effects of moral and will. Our example of meaning construction of geographic factors in different strategic levels shows how subjective/objective cognition and moral/material factors can be studied upon an eclectically inclusive posture of both ontology and epistemology. Finally, based on the discussion on the ontological status of state, we propose an armed conflict approach within the referential framework as the connotation of Strategic Studies.
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