US Civil-Military Relations After 9/11: Renegotiating the Civil-Military Bargain

US Civil-Military Relations After 9/11: Renegotiating the Civil-Military Bargain

by Mackubin Thomas Owens
     
 

ISBN-10: 1441160833

ISBN-13: 9781441160836

Pub. Date: 01/27/2011

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

This is a thorough survey of the key issues that surround the relations between the military and its civilian control in the US today. Civil-military relations in America have essentially been a bargain to determine the responsibilities and prerogatives of the civilian leadership on one hand and the military on the other. Circumstances, be they political, social, or

Overview

This is a thorough survey of the key issues that surround the relations between the military and its civilian control in the US today. Civil-military relations in America have essentially been a bargain to determine the responsibilities and prerogatives of the civilian leadership on one hand and the military on the other. Circumstances, be they political, social, or other, may render the terms of the bargain obsolete, resulting in tensions that call for their renegotiation. For example, substantial renegotiation of civil-military relations took place at the end of the Cold War and after the attacks of 9/11. Such debates bring on new answers to the four questions that lie at the heart of civil-military relations: Who controls the military and how? Who serves? What is the appropriate role of the military? and What degree of military influence is appropriate in a liberal society? "US Civil-Military Relations After 9/11" examines the answers to these questions in their historical context, both pre- and post-9/11. This timely work will be an essential text for anyone studying public policy, civil-military relations, and securities studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441160836
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
01/27/2011
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

IntroductionChapter One: The Theory and Practice of Civil-Military RelationsInfluences on US Civil-Military RelationsTheories of Civil-Military RelationsSamuel Huntington: An Institutional Theory of Civil-Military RelationsMorris Janowitz: The Sociological Response to HuntingtonPost-Cold War Theorizing: Desch, Avant, and LangstonPeter Feaver: Agency Theory and Civil-Military RelationsCivil-Military Relations and the "Invitation to Struggle" Between the President and CongressConcordance TheoryCivil-Military Relations and Strategic AssessmentConclusion Chapter 2: Control of the Military and the Military's Influence on American SocietyThe Erosion of Civilian Control? The "Normal" Theory of Civil-Military RelationsPublic AcrimonyMilitary "Pushback"Civilian Control During the Bush AdministrationContinuing Civil-Military Tensions in the Obama AdministrationMilitary DissentThe Military's Influence in AmericaConclusionChapter 3: The Role of the Military and Military Effectiveness Military Effectiveness in the Context of Military Roles: The Constraints of Service Culture and Civil-Military Relations The Use of the Military in Domestic AffairsPatterns of Civil-Military Relations and the Making of StrategyPatterns of Civil-Military Relations and Military EffectivenessDonald Rumsfeld and Strategic Assessment for the Iraq WarRobert Gates and Civil-Military RelationsConclusionChapter 4 Who Serves? The Citizen-SoldierThe All-Volunteer Military and the Civil-Military "Gap"A Postmodern American Military?The Functional Imperative and the Nature of WarContending With the Nature of War: Military Culture or EthosWomen in the MilitaryHomosexuals in the MilitaryReligious "Diversity" ConclusionChapter 5 Renegotiating the US Civil-Military Bargain into the FutureThe Domestic Political Context of the Future Civil-Military BargainThinking About the Future International Security Environment The Future Security EnvironmentCivil-Military RealignmentsThe Future of American Civil-Military RelationsCivil-Military Relations and Professional Military EducationConclusion

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