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War. Philosophy. Military sociology

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  • What Causes War?by Greg Cashman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 57.99

    Now in a thoroughly revised and updated edition, this classic text presents a comprehensive survey of the many alternative theories that attempt to explain the causes of interstate war. For each theory, Greg Cashman examines the arguments and counterarguments, considers the empirical evidence and counterevidence generated by social-science research,... more...

  • An Introduction to the Causes of Warby Greg Cashman; Leonard C. Robinson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 38.99

    This pioneering book explains the causes of war through a sustained combination of theoretical insights and detailed case studies. Cashman and Robinson find that while all wars have multiple causes, these factors typically combine in identifiable "dangerous patterns." Through the examples of World War I, World War II in the Pacific, the Six-Day War,... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...