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- Wiley 2014; US$ 12.95
Throughout history, war seems to have had an iron grip on humanity. In this short book, internationally renowned philosopher of war, Christopher Coker, challenges the view that war is an idea that we can cash in for an even better one - peace. War, he argues, is central to the human condition; it is part of the evolutionary inheritance which has allowed... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 54.00
In this volume, a sequel to Ideology, Reason, and the Limitation of War, James Turner Johnson continues his reconstruction of the history of just war tradition by analyzing significant individual thinkers, concepts, and events that influenced its development from the mid-eighteenth century to the present. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton... more...
- Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 55.00
Scholars and military practitioners alike have long sought to understand why some country's militaries fight hard when facing defeat while others collapse. In Endurance and War , Jasen Castillo presents a new unifying theory?cohesion theory?to explain why national militaries differ in their staying power. His argument builds on insights from the... more...
- Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2014; US$ 14.57
It was one of the worst episodes of the Nagorno-Karabakh war. For months, the townspeople of Khojaly, Azerbaijan, had endured nightly shelling by invading Armenian forces, which gradually surrounded the town. By 25 February 1992 all escape routes had been cut off. Armenian tanks, artillery and troops moved in, and so began the calculated finale to... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00
The Virginia Military Institute launched an educational revolution when it became the first school in the American South to combine classical and practical courses under an effective system of military discipline. It pioneered free schooling for the poor and exemption from tuition and board in exchange for two years of teaching. It has furnished fully... more...
- Hamburger Edition HIS 2014; US$ 24.27
Die aktuellen Interventionen westlicher Mächte in Drittweltländern haben vieles gemeinsam mit den unzähligen Gewaltkonflikten an der Peripherie seit der Eroberung Amerikas im 16. Jahrhundert. Wie ihre Vorgänger sind die modernen Imperialkriege vor allem von den Gegebenheiten des Raums und der ausgeprägten Asymmetrie von Militärorganisation, Ressourcen,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00
Most research on framing has focused on media and elite frames: the ways that the mass media and politicians present information about issues and events to the public. Until now, the process by which citizens? opinions may affect the initial frame-building process has been largely ignored. The two-way flow of influence between public opinion and decision-makers... more...