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War. Philosophy. Military sociology

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  • Drone Warfareby John Kaag; Sarah Kreps

    Wiley 2014; US$ 19.95

    Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2015 One of the most significant and controversial developments in contemporary warfare is the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly referred to as drones. In the last decade, US drone strikes have more than doubled and their deployment is transforming the way wars are fought across the globe. But how did... more...

  • Morals under the Gunby James H. Toner

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    James Toner argues that the cardinal virtues are and must be the core values of the military. By embracing these values, the profession of arms serves as a moral compass in an increasingly confusing age. Building upon a bold introduction, which includes what many will regard as a surprising view of military ethics, Toner examines the four cardinal... more...

  • War in the Modern Great Power Systemby Jack S. Levy

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The apparently accelerating arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union and the precarious political conditions existing in many parts of the world have given rise to new anxiety about the possibility of military confrontation between the superpowers. Despite the fateful nature of the risk, we have little knowledge, as Jack S. Levy has... more...

  • Homo militarisby Ulrich vom Hagen

    transcript 2014; US$ 34.60

    Als politische Institution des Staates und der Gesellschaft prägt das Militär Soldaten und Zivilisten - und erzeugt den »Homo militaris«. Ulrich vom Hagen widmet sich der spezifischen Kultur des Militärs: In Verbindung der Weber'schen Herrschaftstheorie und der Bourdieu'schen Feldtheorie konzipiert er das Militär als gewaltsame Körperschaft und lässt... more...

  • Armed Group Structure and Violence in Civil Warsby Roos Haer

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This book examines whether differences in the organizational structure of armed groups shape patterns of human rights violations in civil wars. Since the end of World War II, civil wars have been characterized by extremely high numbers of civilian casualties. However, the exact extent of civilian suffering varies across time, conflict, and geographic... more...

  • Maneuversby Cynthia Enloe

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 30.95

    Maneuvers takes readers on a global tour of the sprawling process called "militarization." With her incisive verve and moxie, eminent feminist Cynthia Enloe shows that the people who become militarized are not just the obvious ones?executives and factory floor workers who make fighter planes, land mines, and intercontinental missiles. They are also... more...

  • Masquerades of Warby Christine Sylvester

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This collection explores the concepts and practices of masquerade as they apply to concepts and practices of war. The contributors insist that masquerades are everyday aspects of the politics, praxis, and experiences of war, while also discovering that finding masquerades and tracing how they work with war is hardly simple. With a range of theories,... more...

  • The Wages of Warby Mark Crispin Miller; Richard Severo; Lewis Milford; Charles Sheehan-Miles

    Open Road Media 2016; US$ 14.99

    A disturbing chronicle of the US government?s mistreatment of American soldiers and veterans throughout history, with a new introduction by Charles Sheehan-Miles Time and time again, the sacrifices made by veterans and their families have been repaid with scorn, discrimination, lack of health services, scant financial compensation, and other indignities.... more...

  • Army Life in a Black Regimentby Thomas Wentworth Higginson

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    The author, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, recounts the adventures of the First Carolina Volunteers, a black regiment mustered into the Army of the United States during the Civil War. Colonel Higginson was convinced that these eight hundred men could drill and perform as well as the best of the white regiments. Transformed from slaves into soldiers, many... more...

  • War and Society in the Greek Worldby Dr John Rich; John Rich; Graham Shipley

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    The role of warfare is central to our understanding of the ancient Greek world. In this book and the companion work, War and Society in the Roman World , the wider social context of war is explored. This volume examines its impact on Greek society from Homeric times to the age of Alexander and his successors and discusses the significance of the causes... more...