Social Sciences and the Military: An Interdisciplinary Overview

Social Sciences and the Military: An Interdisciplinary Overview

by Giuseppe Caforio
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415376467

ISBN-13: 9780415376464

Pub. Date: 12/13/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This innovative book presents the reader with a clear international view of interdisciplinary and intradisciplinary approaches to military and conflict-resolution studies. In this first title on its subject, leading expert Giuseppe Caforio offers a thorough analysis of the new aspects and trends of the social sciences in studying the military.

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This innovative book presents the reader with a clear international view of interdisciplinary and intradisciplinary approaches to military and conflict-resolution studies. In this first title on its subject, leading expert Giuseppe Caforio offers a thorough analysis of the new aspects and trends of the social sciences in studying the military.

Since the end of the Cold War, military operations other than war, crisis-response operations, the fight against terrorism, and hi-tech warfare have posed for the militaries of all countries a new set of human and social challenges and problems of an intensity that had never been seen in peacetime. Sociology, social psychology, anthropology and the science of conflict are grappling with these issues, common to all armed forces, with a new fervour. This new book offers an update on the state-of-the-art on this theme and defines the latest study and research trends in the field.

Social Sciences and the Military contains essays by some of the most highly regarded scholars on the subject and will be essential reading for all students of civil-military relations, conflict resolution and military studies in general.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415376464
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/13/2006
Series:
Cass Military Studies Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)

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Table of Contents


List of illustrations     ix
List of contributors     xi
Introduction: the interdisciplinary and cross-national character of social studies on the military - the need for such an approach   Giuseppe Caforio     1
General issues     21
Challenges of the twenty-first century, social sciences and strategic thinking   Vladimir Rukavishnikov     23
Current developments and trends in social research on the military   David R. Segal     46
Military organization and culture from three perspectives: the case of army   Donna Winslow     67
Political science perspectives on the military and civil-military relations   John Allen Williams     89
Social history and the armed forces: military education and social change   Slawomir Magala     105
From a psychological to a behavioural-sciences approach and beyond in military research: current status and trends   Jacques Mylle     123
The study of workgroups in the military: an organisational aesthetics perspective   Enrico Maria Piras     144
New issues and emerging trends     161
Conceptual insecurity: new wars, MOOTW, CRO, terrorism, and the military   Wilfried von Bredow     163
How the military can profit from management and organization science   Erik de Waard   Joseph Soeters     181
The military in post-communist societies in transition   Marian Zulean     197
Trends and evolution in the military profession   Giuseppe Caforio     217
Women soldiers in a transcultural perspective   Marina Nuciari     238
Between legitimacy and efficiency: a comparative view on democratic accountability of defence activities in democracies   Hans Born   Ingrid Beutler     261
Index     287

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