1st Edition

The Marketing of War in the Age of Neo-Militarism

Edited By Kostas Gouliamos, Christos Kassimeris Copyright 2012
    290 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    302 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The post-9/11 era and the overall impact of international terrorism have generated much debate regarding the role of military apparatus in modern society. This book assesses the inherent meaning of the militarization from a critical, interdisciplinary perspective. Against the background of democracy and capitalism, The Marketing of War in the Age of Neo-Militarism challenges prevailing accounts of the "military-industrial complex" as it explores significant interrelated themes denoting the accelerating process of militarization of society.

    Designed to address pressing socio-political phenomena, this book is the first of its genre contesting conventional wisdom about the perceived link between war and the "military-industrial complex." It is unique not merely because of its approach, but also for its thorough analysis of deeply affected social institutions and processes such as education, popular culture, geopolitics, military expenditure, space and the environment.

    Contributing authors advance the discussion by exposing factual information demonstrating the nature and scope of society’s militarization. Their analysis is also broadened to encompass key concepts and diverse aspects of the subject matter that provoke a lively debate. The book offers compelling arguments that will be indispensable to scholars, students, professionals, and policy and decision makers with an interest in social and political sciences as well as in other related fields.

    1. Introduction  Kostas Gouliamos and Christos Kassimeris  Part I  2. Stratocracy: The Growing Hypertrophy of the LifeWorld Militarization  Kostas Gouliamos and Christos Kassimeris  3. A Dangerous Language  Rūta Marcinkevičienė  4. Militarization and Popular Culture  Matt Davies and Simon Philpott  5. The Treadmill of Destruction Goes Global: Anticipating the Environmental Impact of Militarism in the 21st Century  Gregory Hooks and Chad L. Smith  Part II  6. Democracy and Militarism  Robert L. Ivie  7. U.S Homeland Security, the Global War on Terror and Militarism  Michael Stohl  8. Re-Launching NATO After 9/11  Vangelis Horafas  9. Space – The High Ground of the European Union’s Emerging Military Policies  Frank Slijper  Part III  10. War and Capitalism  Fanny Coulomb and Jacques Fontanel  11. Military Expenditure and the Global Culture of Militarism  Sam Perlo-Freeman  12. The National Security Exception, the Global Political Economy and Militarization  Susan T. Jackson  13. The Militarization of US Higher Education After 9/11  Henry A. Giroux  14. Conclusion  Kostas Gouliamos and Christos Kassimeris


    Christos Kassimeris is Chairman of the Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences at the European University Cyprus.

    Kostas Gouliamos is Professor and elected Vice-Rector for Research & External Relations of the European University Cyprus.