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War. Philosophy. Military sociology

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  • Proxy Warfareby Andrew Mumford

    Wiley 2013; US$ 59.95

    Proxy wars represent a perennial strand in the history of conflict. The appeal of ‘warfare on the cheap’ has proved an irresistible strategic allure for nations through the centuries. However, proxy wars remain a missing link in contemporary war and security studies. In this timely book Andrew Mumford sheds new light on the dynamics and... more...

  • Can War be Eliminatedby Christopher Coker

    Wiley 2014; US$ 12.95

    Throughout history, war seems to have had an iron grip on humanity. In this short book, internationally renowned philosopher of war, Christopher Coker, challenges the view that war is an idea that we can cash in for an even better one - peace. War, he argues, is central to the human condition; it is part of the evolutionary inheritance which has allowed... more...

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

    Wiley 2014; US$ 64.95

    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 how... more...

  • Justice and the Genesis of Warby David A. Welch

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 51.00

    A major new study of the causes of wars, argues that states are often motivated by justice, not merely by self-interest. more...

  • Will War Ever End?by Paul K. Chappell; Dave Grossman

    Easton Studio Press, LLC 2011; US$ 7.99

    Once in a great while, a book is written that substantially changes the way people think about a particular subject. Will War Ever End? is such a book. Written as a ?manifesto for waging peace? by an active duty captain in the US Army, Will War Ever End? challenges readers to think about peace, war and violence in radically new ways. ?Are human beings... more...

  • Service Etiquette, 5th Editionby Cherlynn Conetsco; Anna Hart

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 43.95

    This all-new 5th edition of the venerable Service Etiquette cements the guide's reputation as the definitive resource of military protocol. International protocol experts Cherlynn Conetsco and Anna Hart have totally rewritten the book, expanding its scope and intended readership from military officers and military spouses to all levels of the military,... more...

  • The Psychological Effects of War and Violence on Childrenby Lewis A. Leavitt; Nathan A. Fox

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    The outgrowth of a conference planned as a response to the need for researchers and clinicians to develop integrated plans for addressing the psychological trauma of children exposed to violence, this volume's goals are: * to summarize research on the subject with particular emphasis on the Gulf War; * to use this information to formulate an outline... more...

  • Unmaking War Remaking Menby Barry Kathleen

    Spinifex Press 2010; US$ 9.95

    Unmaking War, Remaking Men is a narrative non-fiction about masculinity and war that exposes the issue of 'expendability' in combat. It shows how the military turn men into remorseless killers but fast-forwards to a future few dare to dream ofÑa world without war. more...

  • Vietnam War Slang: A Dictionary on Historical Principlesby Tom Dalzell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    In 2014, the US marks the 50th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, the basis for the Johnson administration?s escalation of American military involvement in Southeast Asia and war against North Vietnam. Vietnam War Slang outlines the context behind the slang used by members of the United States Armed Forces during the Vietnam War. ... more...

  • The Warrior, Military Ethics and Contemporary Warfareby Pauline M. Kaurin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    While there has been extensive discussion on what counts as military professionalism, that is what makes a soldier, sailor or other military personnel a professional, the warrior archetype (varied for the various roles and service branches) still holds sway in the military self-conception, rooted as it is in the more existential notions of war, honor... more...