Military Sociology Products

  • Masculinities at the Margins

    Beyond the Hegemonic in the Study of Militaries, Masculinities and War

    Edited by Amanda Chisholm, Joanna Tidy

    Across a rich terrain of empirical and theoretical trajectories, the concept of military masculinity (now understood in its plural as military masculinities) has been a significant conceptual tool in both feminist international relations (IR) and in critical men and masculinities studies…

    Hardback – 2018-05-20 
    Routledge

  • Sociology and Military Studies

    Classical and Current Foundations

    By Joseph Soeters

    This book examines the connection between sociology and the challenges faced by the modern military. Military sociology has received little attention in the borader academic world, and is mostly focused on civil-military relations. This book seeks to address this gap and combines ideas, theories…

    Paperback – 2018-03-29 
    Routledge

  • The Use of Force in UN Peacekeeping

    Edited by Peter Nadin

    This edited volume provides a detailed and nuanced analysis of UN peacekeeping and the use of force, to inform a better understanding of the complex and interconnected issues at stake for the UN community. Peacekeeping is traditionally viewed as a largely passive military activity, governed by…

    Hardback – 2018-03-22 
    Routledge
    Global Institutions

  • 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 – 2018-01-31 
    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

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