"This title was first published in 2001. Militarism connotes more than unadulterated aggression. It encapsulates a way of life and involves the inculcation of military values as an end in itself. This text examines the factors which have been held to account for the rise of militarism in particular social contexts, using case studies and comparative analysis of this perennial phenomenon."--Provided by publisher.
First published 2001 by Ashgate Publishing.
Formatted Contents Note
chapter Introduction: The Question of Social Control chapter 1 War and the Professionals chapter 2 Militarism and 'Human Nature': The Phenomenon of Massacre and Genocide chapter 3 Militarism and Culture: Tribal Society chapter 4 Militarism and Motivation chapter 5 Militarism and Status: The Hundred Years War chapter 6 Militarism and the Territorial Imperative chapter 7 Militarism: The Economic Factor chapter 8 Militarism: The Political Necessity Argument chapter 9 Militarism and the Ethical Implications of Aggressive War chapter 10 Militarism, Games and Ritual Compulsion Excursus: The Phenomenon of Blood-Sacrifice chapter 11 Militarism as a Religious Imperative chapter 12 Militarism as a 'Test of Manhood' chapter 13 Militarism and the 'Warrior Death'.