The Sociology of the Military

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The 1949 publication of by Robin Williams and David Segal created the discipline of the sociology of the military. These 37 selections discuss subsequent American thought on the subject; historical antecedents; and world-wide studies on the military profession, the relations between the armed forces and society, Charles Moskos' model for comparative research, and the military's mission. Name index only. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix
Introduction xiii
Part I Antecedents
1. 'War and Militarism in the Thought of Herbert Spencer', International Journal of Contemporary Sociology, XXXIV (3-4), 192-205, 207-209 (1993) 3
2. 'Marx and Radical Militarism in the Developing Nations', Armed Forces & Society, 4 (2), February, 245-64 (1978) 19
3. 'The Military--A Systematic Analysis', Social Forces, 27 (1), October, 83-88 (1948) 39
4. 'Weberian Bureaucracy and the Military Model', Public Administration Review, 30 (2), March/April, 129-33 (1970) 45
Part II The American School
5. 'The Changing American Soldier: Work-related Attitudes of US Army Personnel in World War II and the 1970s', American Journal of Sociology, 85 (1), July, 95-108 (1979) 53
6. 'The American Soldier: An Assessment, Several Wars Later', Public Opinion Quarterly, 53 (2), Summer, 155-74 (1989) 67
7. 'Morris Janowitz and the Origins of Sociological Research on Armed Forces and Society', Armed Forces & Society, 19 (2), Winter, 167-85 (1993) 87
8. 'The Garrison State', American Journal of Sociology, XLVI (4), January, 455-68 (1941) 106
9. 'Remarks on Lasswell's "The Garrison State", translated by Ellen Stern and Michel Martin, Armed Forces & Society, 5 (3), Spring, 347-59 (1979) 120
10. 'The Praetorian State and the Praetorian Army: Toward a Taxonomy of Civil-Military Relations in Developing Polities', Comparative Politics, 1 (3), April, 382-404 (1969) 133
11. 'A Critique of the Theory of the Praetorian State', Nature, Society and Thought, 3 (1), 57-83 (1990) 156
Part III A World-Wide Sociology of the Military
A A Model for Comparative Research
12. 'From Institution to Occupation: Trends in Military Organization', Armed Forces & Society, 4 (1), November, 41-50 (1977) 187
13. 'From Institutional to Occupational: The Need for Conceptual Continuity', Armed Forces & Society, 4 (1), November, 51-4 (1977) 197
14. 'Institutional/Occupational Trends in Armed Forces: An Update', Armed Forces & Society, 12 (3), Spring, 377-82 (1986) 201
15. 'Measuring the Institutional/Occupational Change Thesis', Armed Forces & Society, 12 (3), Spring, 351-75 (1986) 207
16. 'The Military Profession: Theories of Change', Armed Forces & Society, 15 (1), Fall, 55-69 (1988) 232
B The Military Profession
17. 'Power, Expertise and the Military Profession', Daedalus, 92, Fall, 785-807 (1963) 249
18. 'The Officer Corps: A Fusion of Profession and Organization', European Journal of Sociology, VI (2), 262-82 (1965) 272
19. 'How "Unique" should the Military be?: A Review of Representative Literature and Outline of a Synthetic Formulation', European Journal of Sociology, XXXI (1), 3-59 (1990) 293
20. 'The Concept of Military Professionalism', Defense Analysis, 6 (2), 117-30 (1990) 350
21. 'The Officer Profession: Ideal-type', Current Sociology, 42 (3), Winter, 33-56 and references (1994) 364
22. 'European Officers' Job Satisfaction and Job Commitment', Current Sociology, 42 (3), Winter, 57-70 and references (1994) 389
23. 'Is There a Common European Defence Identity? The Views of Officers of Eight European Countries', Current Sociology, 42 (3), Winter, 71-85 and references (1994) 404
24. 'What Do European Officers Think about Future Threats, Security and Missions of the Armed Forces?', Current Sociology, 42 (3), Winter, 87-101 and references (1994) 419
C Armed Forces and Society
25. 'The Convergence of Military and Civilian Occupational Structures; Evidence from Studies of Military Retired Employment', American Journal of Sociology, 73 (4), January, 381-99 (1968) 437
26. 'A Comparative Typology of Civil-Military Relations', Government and Opposition, 6 (1), Winter, 5-35 (1971) 456
27. 'Boundaries and Institutional Linkages between Elites: Some Illustrations from Civil-Military Relations in Israel', Research in Politics and Society, 1, 129-48 (1985) 487
28. 'Armed Forces in a Warless Society', in Jurgen Kuhlmann and Christopher Dandeker (eds), Armed Forces after the Cold War, Munich, German Armed Forces Institute for Social Research (SOWI), FORUM International, 13, 3-10 (1992) 507
29. 'French Public Opinion and the New Missions of the Armed Forces', in Philippe Manigart (ed.), Future Roles, Missions and Structures of Armed Forces in the New World Order: The Public View, New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 53-61 (1996) 515
30. 'Military Profession and Defense Issues in the Italian Public View', in Philippe Manigart (ed.), Future Roles, Missions and Structures of Armed Forces in the New World Order: The Public View, New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 73-94 and references (1996) 524
31. 'General Concepts of Security in the Perception of German Students', in Philippe Manigart (ed.), Future Roles, Missions and Structures of Armed Forces in the New World Order: The Public View, New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 63-72 and references (1996) 546
32. 'US Security Policies and Americans' Priorities: Insights from New and Old Polls', in Philippe Manigart (ed.), Future Roles, Missions and Structures of Armed Forces in the New World Order: The Public View, New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 117-30 and references (1996) 557
D The New Missions of the Armed Forces
33. 'New Times for the Military: Some Sociological Remarks on the Changing Role and Structure of the Armed Forces of the Advanced Societies', British Journal of Sociology, 45 (4), December, 637-54 (1994) 573
34. 'The Postmodern Military', in James Burk (ed.), The Military in New Times: Adapting Armed Forces to a Turbulent World, Boulder: Westview Press, Chapter 6, 141-62 (1994) 591
35. 'Observations from the Sinai: The Boredom Factor', Armed Forces & Society, 11 (2), Winter, 235-48 (1985) 613
36. 'The Social Construction of Peacekeeping in America', Sociological Forum, 7 (1), March, 121-36 (1992) 627
37. 'Peacekeeping and the Postmodern Soldier', Armed Forces & Society, 23 (3), Spring, 467-84 (1997) 643
Name Index 661
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