ix, 498 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Handbooks of sociology and social research.
Formatted Contents Note
Some historical notes / Giuseppe Caforio Social research and the military : a cross-national expert survey / Giuseppe Caforio and Marina Nuciari Models and explanations for military organization : an updated reconsideration / Marina Nuciari The order of violence : norms, rules, and taboos of organized violence and the de-legitimization of the military / Wilfried von Bredow The military and the use of force : corporate interests and war / Thomas Lindemann and Michel Louis Martin Military mobilization in modern western societies / James Burk Civil-military relations / Vladimir O. Rukavishnikov and Michael Pugh Democratic control of armed forces : relevance, issues, and research agenda / Hans Born The military as a tribe among tribes : postmodern armed forces and civil-military relations? / Bernard Boëne Soldiers and governments in postpraetorian Africa : cases in the francophone area / Michel Louis Martin Military families and the armed forces : a two-sided affair? / René Moelker and Irene van der Kloet Implications for military families of changes in the armed forces of the United States / Mady Wechsler Segal and David R. Segal Military culture / Joseph L. Soeters, Donna J. Winslow, and Alise Weibull Military officer education / Giuseppe Caforio Women in the military : sociological arguments for integration / Marina Nuciari Diversity in the armed forces / Donna J. Winslow, Lindy Heinecken, and Joseph L. Soeters Unionization of the military : representation of the interests of military personnel / Giuseppe Caforio Restructuring of the armed forces / Philippe Manigart Conversion of the military : resource-reuse perspective after the end of the Cold War / Ljubica Jelušic The decline of the European mass armies / Karl W. Haltiner Technology, organization, and power / René Moelker Building flexible forces for the 21st century : key challenges for the contemporary armed services / Christopher Dandeker A soldier is a soldier is a soldier!? The military and its soldiers in an era of globalization / Gerhard Kümmel Conclusion : Themes and issues of the sociology of the military / Giuseppe Caforio.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 445-485) and index.
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