Advances in Military Sociology: Essays in Honor of Charles C. Moskos, Part A

Advances in Military Sociology: Essays in Honor of Charles C. Moskos, Part A

by Giuseppe Caforio
     
 

There could be no better homage to recently deceased sociologist Charles C. Moskos than dedicating to him this selection of the papers presented at RC01's international conference in Seoul (July 2008). It offers an up-to-date view of the panorama of social studies on armed forces and conflict resolution in a context of fast-moving change that renders many preceding

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There could be no better homage to recently deceased sociologist Charles C. Moskos than dedicating to him this selection of the papers presented at RC01's international conference in Seoul (July 2008). It offers an up-to-date view of the panorama of social studies on armed forces and conflict resolution in a context of fast-moving change that renders many preceding theoretical previsions obsolete. Just to cite two aspects of this change, one can point first of all to how the presented studies move beyond the very concept of globalization, after which the conference had been named. It in fact emerged with clarity that the new dimensions of the context in which militaries and military policy must move are those of a constant, diffuse interaction of the 'local' and the 'global', so-called globalization. A second aspect, in the international area, is the shift towards a multipolar global order with the United States, the European Union, China, Russia, Latin America, Japan and India all manoeuvring for position, a shift that has significant consequences on military action as well.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781848558908
Publisher:
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Publication date:
12/01/2009
Series:
Contributions to Conflict Management, Peace Economics and Development Series
Pages:
433
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.00(d)

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