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War. Philosophy. Military sociology

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  • Handbook of the Sociology of the Militaryby Giuseppe Caforio

    Springer 2006; US$ 89.95

    Examines the sociological approach to the study of the military. This book covers civic-military relations, including issues surrounding democratic control of the armed forces; military culture; professional training; conditions and problems of minorities in the armed forces; and an examination of structural change within the military. more...

  • Virtuous Warby James Der Derian

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 33.95

    Virtuous War is the first book to map the emergence and judge the consequences of a new military-industrial-media-entertainment network. James Der Derian takes the reader from a family history of war and genocide to new virtual battlespaces in the Mojave Desert, Silicon Valley, Hollywood and American universities. He tracks the convergence of cyborg... more...

  • Why Men Fightby Bertrand Russell

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 26.95

    This formidable work - also published under the title of Principals of Social Reconstruction - discusses war, pacifism, reason, impulse and personal liberty, and greatly contributed to Russell?s fame as a formidable social critic and anti-war activist. more...

  • Partly Cloudyby David L. Perry

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 41.99

    Partly Cloudy: Ethics in War, Espionage, Covert Actions, and Interrogation explores a number of wrenching ethical issues and challenges faced by our military and intelligence personnel. David L. Perry provides a robust and practical approach to analyzing ethical issues in war and intelligence operations and applies careful reasoning to issues of vital... more...

  • How Do I Save My Honor?by William F. Felice

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 28.99

    How Do I Save My Honor? is a powerful exploration of individual moral responsibility in a time of war. When individuals conclude that their leaders have violated fundamental ethical principles, what are they to do? Through the compelling personal stories of those in the U.S. and British government and military who struggled with these thorny issues... more...

  • Military Ethicsby Th.A van Baarda; D.E.M. Verweij

    BRILL 2006; US$ 158.00

    Focuses on teaching military ethics. This book includes the Socratic dialogue, decision-making skills, and a chapter containing fictitious moral dilemmas that can be used as exercises. It is aimed at those responsible for training at military training centres as well as at cadets, midshipmen and young officers. 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...

  • PREPAREDNESS NOW!by Aton Edwards

    Process 2006; US$ 15.95

    An essential emergency preparedness guide for savvy civilians. more...

  • Nothing Less than Victoryby John David Lewis

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 26.95

    The goal of war is to defeat the enemy's will to fight. But how this can be accomplished is a thorny issue. Nothing Less than Victory provocatively shows that aggressive, strategic military offenses can win wars and establish lasting peace, while defensive maneuvers have often led to prolonged carnage, indecision, and stalemate. Taking an ambitious... more...

  • Marines on the Beachby Christopher Paul

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2008; US$ 75.00

    The United States has a long history of sending troops to intervene in other nations. This volume concerns itself with how those decisions are made, and what factors beyond the events occurring in the target country affect the outcome of the decision mak more...