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War. Philosophy. Military sociology

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  • Nations at Warby Daniel S. Geller; J. David Singer

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 37.00 US$ 30.34

    This book provides a scientifically-derived explanation of war. more...

  • In Search of the Warrior Spirit, Fourth Editionby Richard Strozzi-Heckler; George Leonard

    North Atlantic Books 2011; US$ 19.95

    The war in Iraq has heightened interest in the military mindset and raised questions about whether it?s possible to be a mindful, moral fighter at a time when impersonal, technology based warfare reigns. In Search of the Warrior Spirit confronts this thorny issue with Richard Strozzi-Heckler?s trademark personal, sympathetic style. In a top-secret... more...

  • Armed Forces, Soldiers and Civil-Military Relationsby Gerhard Kümmel; Giuseppe Caforio; Christopher Dandeker

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2009; US$ 65.31

    It is an honor for us to introduce this collection of essays, which is dedicated to an old friend and colleague who is no longer with us. It is an honor, but also a pleasure because we feel like continuing a dialogue with Jürgen; one that has never broken down over the years, revisiting and recalling the diff- ent places and occasions where we met,... more...

  • War in the Age of Technologyby Robert Geoffrey Jensen; Andrew Wiest

    NYU Press 2001; US$ 27.00

    Technology of one kind or another has always been a central ingredient in war. The Spartan king Archidamus, for instance, reacted with alarm when first witnessing a weapon that could shoot darts through the air. And yet during the past two centuries technology has played an unprecedented role in military affairs and thinking, and in the overall conduct... more...

  • The Nature of Warby Jim Stempel

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

    For over 12,000 years human beings have warred, slaughtering each other with persistence and brutality. From spear point to thermonuclear ordnance, human ingenuity has had a serious downside. In the 20th century alone, wars claimed more than 90 million lives. Yet war's origins, meaning, and evolution over the millennium remain to this day a mystery.... more...

  • Alliance Formation in Civil Warsby Fotini Christia

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    This book argues power balances, rather than shared identities, explain why warring Afghan groups aligned with and double-crossed each other. more...

  • The Gamble of Warby Ariel Colonomos

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 100.00

    This book analyzes the justification of preventive war in contemporary asymmetrical international relations. It focuses on the most crucial aspect of prevention: uncertainty. It builds a new framework where the role of luck?whether military, political, moral, or normative?is a corrective to the traditional approaches of the just war tradition. more...

  • True Faith And Allegianceby James H. Toner

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 40.00

    James H. Toner is professor of international relations and military ethics at the U.S. Air War College and author of Morals Under the Gun. more...

  • The Future of Just Warby Caron E. Gentry; Amy E. Eckert

    University of Georgia Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Just War scholarship has adapted to contemporary crises and situations. But its adaptation has spurned debate and conversation—a method and means of pushing its thinking forward. Now the Just War tradition risks becoming marginalized. This concern may seem out of place as Just War literature is proliferating, yet this literature remains welded... more...

  • War's Endsby James G. Murphy

    Georgetown University Press 2014; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    Before military action, and even before mobilization, the decision on whether to go to war is debated by politicians, pundits, and the public. As they address the right or wrong of such action, it is also a time when, in the language of the just war tradition, the wise would deeply investigate their true claim to jus ad bellum ("the right of war").... more...