Advances in Military Sociology: Essays in Honor of Charles C. Moskos

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Giuseppe Caforio
Emerald Group Publishing, Dec 1, 2009 - Social Science - 464 pages
There could be no better homage to recently deceased sociologist Charles C. Moskos than dedicating to him this selection of the papers presented at RC01's international conference in Seoul (July 2008). It offers an up-to-date view of the panorama of social studies on armed forces and conflict resolution in a context of fast-moving change that renders many preceding theoretical previsions obsolete. Just to cite two aspects of this change, one can point first of all to how the presented studies move beyond the very concept of globalization, after which the conference had been named. It in fact emerged with clarity that the new dimensions of the context in which militaries and military policy must move are those of a constant, diffuse interaction of the 'local' and the 'global', so-called globalization. A second aspect, in the international area, is the shift towards a multipolar global order with the United States, the European Union, China, Russia, Latin America, Japan and India all manoeuvring for position, a shift that has significant consequences on military action as well.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Charles C Moskos 19342008
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Chapter 2 Soldiers and scholars in a world of growing interdependence
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bereaved families Economic Discourse and the hierarchy of Israeli Casualties
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Part I Building and Sustaining Peace
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International Military Cooperation and Peacekeeping Operations
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Social Professional and Political Aspects of Asymmetric Warfare
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