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War. Philosophy. Military sociology

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  • The Nature of Warby Jim Stempel

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 45.00

    For over 12,000 years human beings have warred, slaughtering each other with persistence and brutality. From spear point to thermonuclear ordnance, human ingenuity has had a serious downside. In the 20th century alone, wars claimed more than 90 million lives. Yet war's origins, meaning, and evolution over the millennium remain to this day a mystery.... more...

  • Alliance Formation in Civil Warsby Fotini Christia

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 28.00

    This book argues power balances, rather than shared identities, explain why warring Afghan groups aligned with and double-crossed each other. more...

  • The Gamble of Warby Ariel Colonomos

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 100.00

    This book analyzes the justification of preventive war in contemporary asymmetrical international relations. It focuses on the most crucial aspect of prevention: uncertainty. It builds a new framework where the role of luck—whether military, political, moral, or normative—is a corrective to the traditional approaches of the just war tradition. 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...

  • The Military-State-Society Symbiosisby Peter Karsten

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Future of Just Warby Caron E. Gentry; Amy E. Eckert

    University of Georgia Press 2014; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.21

    Just War scholarship has adapted to contemporary crises and situations. But its adaptation has spurned debate and conversation—a method and means of pushing its thinking forward. Now the Just War tradition risks becoming marginalized. This concern may seem out of place as Just War literature is proliferating, yet this literature remains welded... 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...

  • Contemporary Military Culture and Strategic Studiesby Alastair Finlan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This book explores and compares the contemporary military cultures of the United States and the United Kingdom. The last decade has witnessed astonishing global events, from 9/11 and military operations in Afghanistan in the same year, to the military intervention in Libya in 2011. Western military forces have been involved in all of these campaigns... more...

  • No Man's Landby Elizabeth D. Samet

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 6.79

    As the post-9/11 wars wind down, a literature professor at West Point explores what it means for soldiers, and our country, to be caught between war and peace Elizabeth D. Samet, a professor of English at West Point and the author of the critically acclaimed Soldier's Heart , came to question her settled understanding of post-9/11 America... more...

  • 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...