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War. Philosophy. Military sociology

  • Archives of the Insensibleby Allen Feldman

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    In this jarring look at contemporary warfare and political visuality, renowned anthropologist of violence Allen Feldman provocatively argues that contemporary sovereign power mobilizes asymmetric, clandestine, and ultimately unending war as a will to truth. Whether responding to the fantasy of weapons of mass destruction or an existential threat to... more...

  • Just and Unjust Warsby Michael Walzer

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 17.99

    This classic work of political ethics has radically reconfigured the way that we think about war more...

  • The War Ledgerby A. F. K. Organski; Jacek Kugler

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 32.00

    The War Ledger provides fresh, sophisticated answers to fundamental questions about major modern wars: Why do major wars begin? What accounts for victory or defeat in war? How do victory and defeat influence the recovery of the combatants? Are the rules governing conflict behavior between nations the same since the advent of the nuclear era? The... 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...

  • Routledge Handbook of Military Ethicsby George Lucas

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 240.00

    The Routledge Handbook of Military Ethics is a comprehensive reference work that addresses concerns held in common by the military services of many nations. It attempts to discern both moral dilemmas and clusters of moral principles held in common by all practitioners of this profession, regardless of nation or culture. Comprising essays by contributors... more...

  • Tomorrow's Battlefieldby Nick Turse

    Haymarket Books 2015; US$ 15.95

    Investigative journalist and bestselling author Nick Turse exposes the shocking expansion of the U.S. military?s covert wars in Africa 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...

  • Be Safe, Love Momby Elaine Lowry Brye; Nan Gatewood Satter

    PublicAffairs 2015; US$ 25.99

    When you enlist in the United States military, you don?t just sign up for duty; you also commit your loved ones to lives of service all their own. No one knows this better than Elaine Brye, an Army brat? turned military wife and the mother of four officersone each in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. For more than a decade she?s endured... more...

  • Genghis Khan and the Mongol War Machineby Chris Peers

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 18.50

    As a soldier and general, statesman and empire-builder, Genghis Khan is an almost legendary figure. His remarkable achievements and his ruthless methods have given rise to a sinister reputation. As Chris Peers shows, in this concise and authoritative study, he possessed exceptional gifts as a leader and manager of men - he ranks among the greatest... more...

  • Afterwar: Healing the Moral Wounds of Our Soldiersby Nancy Sherman

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 16.99

    Movies like American Sniper and The Hurt Locker hint at the inner scars our soldiers incur during service in a war zone. The moral dimensions of their psychological injuries--guilt, shame, feeling responsible for doing wrong or being wronged-elude conventional treatment. Georgetown philosophy professor Nancy Sherman turns her focus to these moral injuries... more...