This book examines the role of the military in encouraging or impeding social integration and the ways in which the military enter into ethnic cleavages and conflicts. It offers some conclusions concerning these and related topics based on studies of a variety of countries including the United States, Israel, Greece, Turkey, Ethiopia, Nigeria, India and the People's Republic of China. Each chapter utilizes a common framework of questions as a basis for analysis, facilitating cross-national comparisons. This book should prove of interest to students and observers of militaries around the world as well as anyone interested in questions of ethnicity and integration.
Table of Contents
The military as a vehicle for social integration, Henry Dietz, Jerrold Elkin and Maurice Roumani; the military as a vehicle for social integration - the the Afro-American experience as data, John Sibley Butler; the military, integration and ethnicity revisited in Israel, M. Roumani; Greece and Turkey compared - militaries and social integration, James Brown; China - a deviant case, Gordon Bennett; the military and national integration in India, Raju G.C. Thomas and Bharat Karnad; the military and social integration in Ethiopia, Clause E. Welch, Jr; state-consolidation and social integration in Nigeria - the military's search for the elusive, Stephen Wright; conclusions, H. Dietz.
Henry Dietz (Author) , Jerrold Elkin (Author)