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War. Philosophy. Military sociology

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  • Reconsidering the American Way of Warby Antulio J. Echevarria

    Georgetown University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Challenging several longstanding notions about the American way of war, this book examines US strategic and operational practice from 1775 to 2014. It surveys all major US wars from the War of Independence to the campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as most smaller US conflicts to determine what patterns, if any, existed in American uses of force.... 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...

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

    NYU Press 2001; US$ 22.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • War's Endsby James G. Murphy

    Georgetown University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    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...

  • Why War? Why an Army?by John M. House

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2008; US$ 59.95

    This book provides an alternative method of thinking about why wars are fought through its analysis of the power struggle between nations. This book forges a new way of thinking, giving readers a new understanding of war and its effects on society. more...

  • Advances in Military Sociologyby Giuseppe Caforio

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2009; US$ 154.95

    A selection of the papers presented at RC01's international conference in Seoul (July 2008). It offers an overview of the panorama of social studies on armed forces and conflict resolution in a context of fast-moving change. It presents studies that move beyond the very concept of globalization. more...

  • Advances in Social Work Practice with the Militaryby Joan Beder

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 52.95

    With the United States? involvement in numerous combat operations overseas, the need for civilian social workers with the clinical skills necessary to work with members of the military returning from combat, as well as their families, has never been more critical. In this practical and important book, each chapter is written by specialists in a particular... more...

  • Analyzing the Drone Debatesby James DeShaw Rae

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 46.66

    The book examines principal arguments for and against the use of unmanned aerial vehicles for surveillance and 'targeted killing.' Addressing both sides of the argument with clear and cogent details, the book provides a thorough introduction to ongoing debate about the future of warfare and its ethical implications. more...

  • The Apathetic and the Defiantby Craig L. Mantle

    Dundurn 2007; US$ 24.99

    From the War of 1812 to the First World War, this book reveals that disobedience has marked all of the major conflicts in which Canada has participated. more...