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War. Philosophy. Military sociology

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  • The Iraq Wars and America's Military Revolutionby Keith L. Shimko

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 24.00

    This book is a comprehensive study of the Iraq Wars in the context of the revolution in military affairs debate. more...

  • War and Moralityby Michael Cavanagh

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 45.00

    In democratic societies, it is said that wars and military interventions are fought in the name of the citizens of the nation engaged in the conflict. Yet, ordinary citizens, the major stakeholders in war, are seldom provided with as much information for making and acting on their moral decisions about war as they are about many other national issues... more...

  • Lessons in the Art of Warby Martina Sprague

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 18.95

    War is a human activity, not one that is limited by geographic location. And the principles of war are the same, regardless of place or number of participants. An army of ten thousand engaged in battle uses the same basic strategies that two people in single combat will utilize. In Lessons in the Art of War, author Martina Sprague explores the... more...

  • Civilians and Modern Warby Daniel Rothbart; Karina Korostelina; Mohammed Cherkaoui

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This book explores the issue of civilian devastation in modern warfare, focusing on the complex processes that effectively establish civilians? identity in times of war. Underpinning the physicality of war?s tumult are structural forces that create landscapes of civilian vulnerability. Such forces operate in four sectors of modern warfare: nationalistic... more...

  • War, Peace and International Relationsby Colin S. Gray

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95

    War, Peace and International Relations provides an introduction to the strategic history of the past two centuries, showing how those 200 years were shaped and reshaped extensively by war. The book takes a broad view of what was relevant to the causes, courses, and consequences of wars. Written by leading strategist Professor Colin Gray, the book... more...

  • Advances in Social Work Practice with the Militaryby Joan Beder

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 52.95

    With the United States? involvement in numerous combat operations overseas, the need for civilian social workers with the clinical skills necessary to work with members of the military returning from combat, as well as their families, has never been more critical. In this practical and important book, each chapter is written by specialists in a particular... more...

  • Soldier Deadby Michael Sledge

    Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 25.99

    What happens to members of the United States Armed Forces after they die? Why do soldiers endanger their lives to recover the remains of their comrades? Why does the military spend enormous resources and risk further fatalities to recover the bodies of the fallen, even decades after the cessation of hostilities? Soldier Dead is the first book to... more...

  • Interpreting the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treatyby Daniel H. Joyner

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 43.99 US$ 39.59

    The 1968 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty is one of the most controversial instruments in international law, provoking fierce debate as to its interpretation. This book argues that countries with nuclear weapons misrepresent the Treaty to prevent other states from developing peaceful nuclear energy, holding back nuclear disarmament in the process. more...

  • Just Peaceby Mona Fixdal

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    Drawing on many of the wars and peaces of recent decades, this book offers a persuasive new perspective on postwar justice. In her analysis wars of succession, wars for territory, and the political institutions that precede and follow wars, Fixdal explores the outer limits of the idea that it is worth paying almost any price for peace. more...

  • Beyond Just Warby David K. Chan; Claudia Card

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    Unlike most books on the ethics of war, this book rejects the 'just war' tradition, proposing a virtue ethics of war to take its place. Like torture, war cannot be justified. It answers the question: 'If war is a very great evil, would a leader with courage, justice, compassion, and all the other moral virtues ever choose to fight a war?' more...