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Routledge Library Editions: Security and Society


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This 12-volume set contains titles, originally published between 1934 and 1995. An eclectic mix of titles, this collection draws from anthropology, economics, ethics, politics, psychology and sociology. Exploring security in both war and peacetime it includes volumes looking at: the causes of war and its effect on society as a whole; the soldiers themselves and their place in society; the portrayal of war in the press, both in words and photographs and the politics behind them.

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Feuding and Warfare Selected Works of Keith F. Otterbein

Feuding and Warfare Selected Works of Keith F. Otterbein

1st Edition

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Keith F. Otterbein
December 23, 2020

Originally published in 1994, the late Keith F. Otterbein’s scholarship had followed an overall design since 1962, when he began conducting comparative studies of warfare using both ethnographic and cross-cultural methods. Through a conceptual framework derived from systems theory, he made signal ...

Genetic Seeds of Warfare Evolution, Nationalism, and Patriotism

Genetic Seeds of Warfare Evolution, Nationalism, and Patriotism

1st Edition

Forthcoming

R. Paul Shaw, Yuwa Wong
December 23, 2020

For millennia humanity has simultaneously deplored and waged war. With each conflict the stakes have risen, and we now face global annihilation for the sake of a practice all the world claims to condemn. Is there some seemingly irresistible force that impels us toward our own destruction? To ...

Merchants of Death A Study of the International Armament Industry

Merchants of Death A Study of the International Armament Industry

1st Edition

Forthcoming

H. C. Engelbrecht, F. C. Hanighen
December 23, 2020

Merchants of death was an epithet used in the USA in the 1930s to attack industries and banks that supplied and funded the First World War (then called the Great War). The term was popular in anti-war circles of both the left and the right and was used extensively regarding the Senate hearings in ...

Military Ethics Guidelines for Peace and War

Military Ethics Guidelines for Peace and War

1st Edition

Forthcoming

N. Fotion, Gerard Elfstrom
December 23, 2020

Many people believe that the violent and disruptive nature of war makes a military ethic impossible. The authors of this book, originally published in 1986 however, develop an ethical system that aims to control the military monster at least to some degree, rather than one that preaches to it ...

Paradoxes of War On the Art of National Self-Entrapment

Paradoxes of War On the Art of National Self-Entrapment

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Zeev Maoz
December 23, 2020

Why do reasonable people lead their nations into the tremendously destructive traps of international conflict? Why do nations then deepen their involvement and make it harder to escape from these traps? In Paradoxes of War, originally published in 1990, Zeev Maoz addresses these and other ...

Routledge Library Editions: Security and Society 12 Volume Set

Routledge Library Editions: Security and Society 12 Volume Set

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Various
December 23, 2020

This 12-volume set contains titles, originally published between 1934 and 1995. An eclectic mix of titles, this collection draws from anthropology, economics, ethics, politics, psychology and sociology. Exploring security in both war and peacetime it includes volumes looking at: the causes of war ...

Social Order and the General Theory of Strategy

Social Order and the General Theory of Strategy

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Alexander Atkinson
December 23, 2020

Is there a place left in international politics for the real use of violence as an instrument of policy in the nuclear age? Originally published in 1981, Dr Atkinson attempts to answer this question with new considerations in the presentation of a general theory of strategy. He argues that the ...

Soldiers as Statesmen

Soldiers as Statesmen

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Peter Dennis, Adrian Preston
December 23, 2020

‘The Duke is a soldier – a bad education for a statesmen in a free country’. Sir Walter Scott’s fear of the political soldier has long been part of Western political life. Yet although many countries would have preferred to keep the military out of politics few have been successful. Originally ...

The Soldier in Modern Society

The Soldier in Modern Society

1st Edition

Forthcoming

J. C. M. Baynes
December 23, 2020

During the few years prior to publication there had been a growing interest not only in the organisation and efficiency of the British Army, but also in its role in modern British society and the place of soldiering as a significant career. The time was therefore ripe for a book such as this, which...

War Photography Realism in the British Press

War Photography Realism in the British Press

1st Edition

Forthcoming

John Taylor
December 23, 2020

What makes news patriotic? How is photojournalism used in wartime? In a national crisis, the press operates under various forms of censorship. Within these constraints, it continues to produce news in line with what is considered newsworthy. Everyday ‘human interest’ photographs and stories, which ...

War Stories The Culture of Foreign Correspondents

War Stories The Culture of Foreign Correspondents

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Mark Pedelty
December 23, 2020

What are the influences on war correspondents as they report on news in war-torn countries? Originally published in 1995, Mark Pedelty explores the lives, work and culture of an international press corps. He writes about the reporters who covered El Salvador’s civil war. Going beyond those ...

War and Ideology

War and Ideology

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Eric Carlton
December 23, 2020

Why do nations go to war? Is war an institutionalized outlet for our aggressive instincts? Or is it a cultural invention rather than a biological necessity? Originally published in 1990, Eric Carlton, looking across a number of societies investigates why men and women go to war, and how they are ...

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