Military Sociology Products

  • Small Wars and Insurgencies in Theory and Practice, 1500-1850

    Edited by Beatrice Heuser

    In early modern times, warfare in Europe took on many diverse and overlapping forms. Our modern notions of ‘regular’ and ‘irregular’ warfare, of ‘major war’ and ‘small war’, have their roots in much greater diversity than such binary notions allow for. While insurgencies go back to time immemorial,…

    Paperback – 2017-10-24 
    Routledge

  • The Military and Liberal Society

    Societal-Military Relations in Western Europe

    By Tomas Kucera

    This book describes to what extent and in what ways the military policies of Western European societies are determined by liberal ideology. A wide variety of issues affected by liberal ideology, including conscription, conscientious objection, military mission, military ethics and the…

    Hardback – 2017-08-30
    Routledge
    Cass Military Studies

  • Military Intervention in the Middle East and North Africa

    The Case of NATO in Libya

    By Susannah O'Sullivan

    This book contributes to an increasingly important branch of critical security studies that combines insights from critical geopolitics and postcolonial critique by making an argument about the geographies of violence and their differential impact in contemporary security practices, including but…

    Hardback – 2017-08-24
    Routledge
    Interventions

  • Behind the Fog

    How the U.S. Cold War Radiological Weapons Program Exposed Innocent Americans

    By Lisa Martino-Taylor

    Behind the Fog is the first in-depth, comprehensive examination of the United States’ Cold War radiological weapons program. The book examines controversial military-sponsored studies and field trials using radioactive "simulants" that exposed American civilians to radiation and other hazardous…

    Paperback – 2017-08-10
    Routledge

  • Democratic Civil-Military Relations

    Soldiering in 21st Century Europe

    Edited by Sabine Mannitz

    This book examines the ways in which European democracies, including former communist states, are dealing with the new demands placed on their security policies since the cold war by transforming their military structures, and the effects this is having on the conceptualisation of soldiering. In…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Cass Military Studies

  • Researching the Military

    Edited by Helena Carreiras, Celso Castro, Sabina Frederic

    Researching the Military focuses on the experiences of researchers who study the military around the world. It explores the historical, social, institutional and personal factors that frame research and scrutinize the way knowledge in this area impacts society and policy. More than merely…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Cass Military Studies

  • Sport and Militarism

    Contemporary global perspectives

    Edited by Michael L. Butterworth

    The institutional relationship between sport and the military appears to be intensifying. In the US for example, which faced global criticism for its foreign policy during the "war on terror," militaristic images are commonplace at sporting events. The growing global phenomenon of conflating sport…

    Hardback – 2017-06-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Ethics, Norms and the Narratives of War

    Creating and Encountering the Enemy Other

    By Pamela Creed

    This book examines the ethics and values that render a war discourse normative, and features the stories of American soldiers who fought in the Iraq War to show how this narrative can change. The invasion of Iraq, launched in March 2003, was led by the United States under the now discredited claim…

    Paperback – 2017-05-22
    Routledge
    War, Conflict and Ethics

  • Paid Patriotism?

    The Debate over Veterans' Benefits

    By James T. Bennett

    What does a nation owe its military veterans? Gratitude, esteem, land grants, medical care, pensions, higher education? Or is serving in the armed forces of one’s country an obligation to be undertaken without any expectation of compensation? If veterans are to receive government aid, should a…

    Paperback – 2017-04-14
    Routledge

  • Masculinity and New War

    The gendered dynamics of contemporary armed conflict

    By David Duriesmith

    This book advances the claims of feminist international relations scholars that the social construction of masculinities is key to resolving the scourges of militarism, sexual violence and international insecurity. More than two decades of feminist research has charted the dynamic relationship…

    Hardback – 2016-11-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Gender and Global Politics

  • Transforming Warriors

    The Ritual Organization of Military Force

    Edited by Peter Haldén, Peter Jackson

    This volume offers an interdisciplinary study of how different cultures have sought to transform individuals into warriors. War changes people, however a less explored question is how different societies want people to change as they are turned into warriors. When societies go to war they recognize…

    Hardback – 2016-05-12
    Routledge
    Cass Military Studies

  • The Routledge Companion to Military Research Methods

    Edited by Alison J. Williams, Neil Jenkings, Rachel Woodward, Matthew F. Rech

    This new handbook is about the practices of conducting research on military issues.  As an edited collection, it brings together an extensive group of authors from a range of disciplinary perspectives whose chapters engage with the conceptual, practical and political questions raised when doing…

    Hardback – 2016-05-12
    Routledge

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