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War. Philosophy. Military sociology

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  • Endurance and Warby Jasen Castillo

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 55.00

    Scholars and military practitioners alike have long sought to understand why some country's militaries fight hard when facing defeat while others collapse. In Endurance and War , Jasen Castillo presents a new unifying theory?cohesion theory?to explain why national militaries differ in their staying power. His argument builds on insights from the... more...

  • Khojaly Witness of a war crimeby Fiona Machlachlan; Ian Peart

    Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2014; US$ 14.57

    It was one of the worst episodes of the Nagorno-Karabakh war. For months, the townspeople of Khojaly, Azerbaijan, had endured nightly shelling by invading Armenian forces, which gradually surrounded the town. By 25 February 1992 all escape routes had been cut off. Armenian tanks, artillery and troops moved in, and so began the calculated finale to... more...

  • Framing Warby Francesco Olmastroni

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Most research on framing has focused on media and elite frames: the ways that the mass media and politicians present information about issues and events to the public. Until now, the process by which citizens? opinions may affect the initial frame-building process has been largely ignored. The two-way flow of influence between public opinion and decision-makers... more...

  • War and Power in the Twenty-First Centuryby Paul Hirst

    Wiley 2015; US$ 24.95

    Future developments in war, armed conflict and international relations are central to our collective fate in this century. This book looks forward by considering the forces that will drive changes in military organizations, sources of conflict, the power of states and the nature of the international system. New military technologies will alter... more...

  • Imagination, Transformation und die Entstehung des Neuenby Philipp Brüllmann; Ursula Rombach; Cornelia Wilde

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 126.00

    The 12 interdisciplinary essays in this volume investigate the role of the imagination in the rise of modernity during the process of antiquity?s transformation. Two essential connections between imagination and transformation form the basis of inquiry. While it is possible to read today?s understanding of imagination as the outcome of... more...

  • The Warriorsby J. Glenn Gray; Hannah Arendt

    UNP - Bison Books 2015; US$ 19.95

    J. Glenn Gray entered the army as a private in May 1941, having been drafted on the same day he was informed of his doctorate in philosophy from Columbia University. He was discharged as a second lieutenant in October 1945, having been awarded a battlefield commission during fighting in France. Gray saw service in North Africa, Italy, France, and... more...

  • The Future of Warby Mark Mandeles

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 24.00

    Many analysts have heralded the U.S. military?s Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA), a qualitative improvement in operational concepts and weapons that transforms the nature and character of warfare. Focusing on military technology, most argue that the new sensor, surveillance, communications, and computational technologies will usher in a period... more...

  • A Warrior's Guide to Psychology and Performanceby Victoria Tepe

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 21.95

    This timely, well-organized, and practical guide for the warfighter offers the collaborative contributions of dedicated military and civilian experts. Each chapter examines specific demands of military life and service, such as nutrition and its role in physical and cognitive performance, including details about military rations like Meals Ready to... more...

  • Rules of Disengagementby Marjorie Cohn; Kathleen Gilberd

    NYU Press 2009; US$ 12.71

    Rules of Disengagement  examines the reasons men and women in the military have disobeyed orders and resisted the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It takes readers into the courtroom where sailors, soldiers, and Marines have argued that these wars are illegal under international law and unconstitutional under U.S. law. Through the voices of active duty... more...

  • Military Life: The Psychology of Serving in Peace and Combatby Thomas Britt; Carl Castro; Amy Adler

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 347.00

    "This four-volume series is a well-conceived, nicely executed, and at times moving examination of the psychological issues confronting military personnel and their families. The editors and chapter contributors have done an excellent job of providing a comprehensive evaluation of the factors that influence the performance, health, and morale of service... more...