NAVY CLASSIFICATION: PROPOSAL FOR A COMPARATIVE METHODOLOGY

Francisco Eduardo Alves de Almeida, Ricardo Pereira Cabral

Abstract


Classification of navies according to their relative power has been a challenge for the academic area that works with issues in the field of Security and Defense. Qualitative ratings have been presented by renowned researchers such as Colin Gray, Hervé Coutau-Begarie and Michael Morris, however these attempts have stumbled in its simplicity and little scope. From studies based on open access sources, this paper tries to develop a comparative methodology that would not only take into account qualitative but also quantitative factors. This innovative method was used to classify the navy of the different states in a ranking of power taking into account parameters such as the number of means, shipbuilding capacity, number of bases and arsenals, naval assets and availability of resources, among others, in order to rank naval powers. This methodology aims to reduce uncertainties in the classification of navies and serve as a reference for future works in the academic area that are dedicated to the fields of Security and Defense.


Keywords


Methodology; Maritime Studies; War Navies



DOI: https://doi.org/10.22456/2238-6912.87981

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