This is the first book to examine the sociological approach to the study of the military. The contents are compiled from the work of researchers at universities around the world, as well as military officers devoted to the topic. The book is ideal for advanced scholars of the subject as well as those studying the sociology of the military for the first time.
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Table of ContentsChapter 1. Introduction; Giuseppe Caforio.- Chapter 2. Some Historical Notes; Giuseppe Caforio and Doo-Seung Hong.- Chapter 3. The Study of the Military: Models for the Military Profession; Marina Nuciari.- Chapter 4. Comparative Systems of Analysis: Military Sociology in the United States and Europe; Tyler Crabb and David R. Segal.- Chapter 5. The Order of Violence: Norms and Rules of Organized Violence and the Civil-military Paradox; Wilfried Von Bredow.- Chapter 6. Military Mobilization in Modern Western Societies; James Burk.- Chapter 7. Civil-Military Relations;Vladimir O. Rukavishnikov and Michael Pugh.- Chapter 8. Public Trust in the Military from Global, Regional and National Perspectives;Marjan Malešič andMaja Garb.- Chapter 9. Democratic Control of the Military; David Kuehn.- Chapter 10. The Military as a Tribe among Tribes: Post-Modern Militaries and Civil-Military Relations: An Update; Bernard Boëne.- Chapter 11. Combat Soldiers and their Experieces of Violence: Returning to Post-Heroic Societies.- Chapter 12. Soldiers and Governments in Postpraetorian Africa: Patterns in Francophone States; Michel Louis Martin.- Chapter 13. Organizaional Cultures in the Military; Joseph Soeters.- Chapter 14. Military Officer Education; Giuseppe Caforio.- Chapter 15. Participation and Change in Gendered Organisations; Women in the Military Forces; Marina Nuciari.- Chapter 16. Managing Diversity: From Exclusion to Inclusion and Valuing Difference; Lindy Heinecken and Joseph Soeters.- Chapter 17. Military Families: A Comparative Perspective; Karin De Angelis, David G. Smith and Mady W. Segal.- Chapter 18. A Military Ethic for New Missions; Tomas Kucera and Liesbeth Gulpers.- Chapter 19. Unionisation of the Military: Representation of the Interests of Military Personnel; Giuseppe Caforio.- Chapter 20. Lesbia, Gay, Bi-Sexual Transgender (LGBT) Personnel: A Military Challenge; Alessia Zaretti.- Chapter 21. Restructures Armed Forces; Philippe Manigart.- Chapter 22. Conversion of the of the Military: Resource-Reuse Perspective After the End of the Cold War; Ljubica Jelušič.- Chapter 23. Mixing Up Humans and Military Sociology; René Moelker and Narda Schenk.- Chapter 24. Military Leadership in Heroic and Post-Heroic Conditions; Udi Lebel and Uzi Ben-Shalom.- Chapter 25. Military and Identity within the Military; Gerhard Kümmel.- Chapter 26. The Sociology of the Military and Asymmetric Warfare; Giuseppe Caforio.- Sociology of Terrorism: the Herostrtus Sydrome; Georges Kaffes.- Chapter 28. Military Cooperation in Multinational Missions; Maria Luisa Maniscalco.- Chapter 29. Stress and Anxiety in New Missions: The Case of PTSD; HenningSørensen and Claus Kold.- Chapter 30. Social Research and the Military: A Cross-National Expert Survey; Giuseppe Caforio and Malrina Nuciari.- Chapter 31. Conclusion: Themes and Issues if the Sociology of the Military; Giuseppe Caforio and Marina Nuciari.