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  • Transforming Civil-Security Relations in the Middle East

    The Role of the Military after the Arab Spring

    Edited by Birthe Hansen, Carsten Jensen

    This volume examines the role of the security sector in the Arab Spring and its role in the subsequent process of democratization. It argues that in the new Millennium, some Arab militaries have begun to adopt a new role as ‘democracy managers’ rather than as protectors of …

    Hardback – 2016-01-31 
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  • Researching the Military

    Edited by Helena Carreiras, Celso Castro, Sabina Fréderic

    Researching the Military aims to contribute to a greater reflexivity in the field of military studies, by focusing on the experiences of researchers who study the military around the world. The book goes beyond a strict focus on methods and techniques, to concentrate on (a) the…

    Hardback – 2016-01-31 
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  • Military Innovation in Small States

    Creating a Reverse Asymmetry

    By Michael Raska

    This book provides a comprehensive assessment of the global diffusion of the Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) and its impact on military innovation trajectories in small states. Although the 'Revolution in Military Affairs' (RMA) concept has enjoyed significant academic attention, the varying…

    Hardback – 2015-11-24 
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  • Contemporary Military Culture and Strategic Studies

    US and UK Armed Forces in the 21st Century

    By Alastair Finlan

    This book explores and compares the contemporary military cultures of the United States and the United Kingdom. The last decade has witnessed astonishing global events, from 9/11 and military operations in Afghanistan in the same year, to the military intervention in Libya in 2011. Western military…

    Paperback – 2015-09-20 
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  • Private Security Companies during the Iraq War

    Military Performance and the Use of Deadly Force

    By Scott Fitzsimmons

    This book explores the use of deadly force by private security companies during the Iraq War. The work focuses on and compares the activities of the US companies Blackwater and Dyncorp. Despite sharing several important characteristics, such as working for the same client (the US State Department)…

    Hardback – 2015-07-20
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  • Military Families and War in the 21st Century

    Comparative perspectives

    Edited by Rene Moelker, Manon Andres, Gary Bowen, Philippe Manigart

    This book focuses on the key issues that affect military families when soldiers are deployed overseas, focusing on the support given to military personnel and families before, during and after missions. Today’s postmodern armies are expected to provide social-psychological support both to their…

    Hardback – 2015-05-14
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  • Security, Strategy and Military Change in the 21st Century

    Cross-Regional Perspectives

    Edited by Jo Inge Bekkevold, Ian Bowers, Michael Raska

    This edited volume explores and analyses strategic thinking, military reform and adaptation in an era of Asian growth, European austerity and US rebalancing. A significant shift in policy, strategy and military affairs is underway in both Asia and Europe, with the former gaining increasing…

    Hardback – 2015-04-24
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  • International Military Operations in the 21st Century

    Global Trends and the Future of Intervention

    Edited by Per M. Norheim-Martinsen, Tore Nyhamar

    This book examines the challenges that military forces will face in multinational operations in the 21st century. Expanding on Rupert Smith’s The Utility of Force, the volume assesses the changing parameters within which force as a political instrument is ultimately carried out. By analysing nine…

    Hardback – 2015-01-26
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  • The Counter-Insurgency Myth

    The British Experience of Irregular Warfare

    By Andrew Mumford

    This book examines the complex practice of counter-insurgency warfare through the prism of British military experiences in the post-war era and endeavours to unpack their performance. During the twentieth century counter-insurgency assumed the status of one of the British military’s fortes. A…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
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  • Conscription in the Napoleonic Era

    A Revolution in Military Affairs?

    Edited by Donald Stoker, Frederick C. Schneid, Harold D. Blanton

    This edited volume explores conscription in the Napoleonic era, tracing the roots of European conscription and exploring the many methods that states used to obtain the manpower they needed to prosecute their wars. The levée-en-masse of the French Revolution has often been cited as a ‘Revolution…

    Paperback – 2014-05-30
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  • Militarism and International Relations

    Political Economy, Security, Theory

    Edited by Anna Stavrianakis, Jan Selby

    This book examines contemporary militarism in international politics, employing a variety of different theoretical viewpoints and international case studies. Militarism – understood as the social and international relations of the preparation for, and conduct of, organized political violence – is…

    Paperback – 2014-05-30
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  • Military Intervention, Stabilisation and Peace

    The search for stability

    By Christian Dennys

    This book examines international military interventions that have supported stability in four communities in Afghanistan and Nepal, in an attempt to analyse their success and improve this in future. This is the first in-depth village-level assessment of how local populations conceive of stability…

    Hardback – 2014-05-21
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  • Ancient China on Postmodern War

    Enduring Ideas from the Chinese Strategic Tradition

    By Thomas M. Kane

    Sun Tzu and other classical Chinese strategic thinkers wrote in an era of social, economic and military revolution, and hoped to identify enduring principles of war and statecraft. The twenty-first century is a time of similarly revolutionary change, and this makes their ideas of particular…

    Paperback – 2014-05-19
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  • Qualitative Methods in Military Studies

    Research Experiences and Challenges

    Edited by Helena Carreiras, Celso Castro

    This book examines the methodology of qualitative research in military studies. Since the end of the Cold War, the number of studies on military and society has grown substantially in substance, size and impact. However, only a tiny part of this bibliography deals in depth with the research…

    Paperback – 2014-05-19
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  • Imperial Defence

    The Old World Order, 1856–1956

    Edited by Greg Kennedy

    This new collection of essays, from leading British and Canadian scholars, presents an excellent insight into the strategic thinking of the British Empire. It defines the main areas of the strategic decision-making process that was known as 'Imperial Defence'. The theme is one of…

    Paperback – 2014-04-28
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  • Military Strategy as Public Discourse

    America's war in Afghanistan

    By Tadd Sholtis

    This book presents the current history of United States military strategy in Afghanistan as an example of dysfunctional policy discourse among the nation’s elites. The legitimacy of a country’s military strategy can become a subject of intense public debate and doubt, especially in prolonged…

    Hardback – 2013-11-15
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  • Military Unionism In The Post-Cold War Era

    A Future Reality?

    Edited by Richard Bartle, Lindy Heinecken

    This unique study of military unionism shows how the changing nature of present day conflicts has made soldier representation more important then ever. This new collection of essays clearly establish the key factors in the military union debate in recent years and highlight the mechanisms different…

    Paperback – 2013-10-29
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  • Khedive Ismail's Army

    By John P. Dunn

    Khedive Ismail's Army examines military failure in the age of imperialism. On paper, the mid-nineteenth century Egyptian army seems a formidable regional power. It had a tradition of success, modern weapons, and mercenary officers with experience in major wars. Egypt's ruler, Khedive Ismail, hoped…

    Paperback – 2013-10-16
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  • Military Ethics and Virtues

    An Interdisciplinary Approach for the 21st Century

    By Peter Olsthoorn

    This book examines the role of military virtues in today's armed forces.Although long-established military virtues, such as honor, courage and loyalty, are what most armed forces today still use as guiding principles in an effort to enhance the moral behavior of soldiers, much depends on whether…

    Paperback – 2013-09-23
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  • Europe, Strategy and Armed Forces

    The making of a distinctive power

    By Sven Biscop, Jo Coelmont

    This book examines how the European Union can pursue a grand strategy and become a distinct global actor in a world of emerging great powers. At the grand strategic level, its sheer economic size makes the EU a global power. However, the EU needs to take into account that many international actors…

    Paperback – 2013-08-08
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  • Understanding Military Doctrine

    A Multidisciplinary Approach

    By Harald Hoiback

    This book puts military doctrine into a wider perspective, drawing on military history, philosophy, and political science. Military doctrines are institutional beliefs about what works in war; given the trauma of 9/11 and the ensuing 'War on Terror', serious divergences over what the message of…

    Hardback – 2013-04-16
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  • Military Health Care

    From Pre-Deployment to Post-Separation

    Edited by Jomana Amara, Ann M. Hendricks

    This edited volume surveys critical aspects of modern military health care in the US and various other Western countries with troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. In the United States, the military medical system, including care for veterans, is large and diverse and involves two institutions, the US…

    Hardback – 2013-03-13
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  • The Cuban Intervention in Angola, 1965-1991

    From Che Guevara to Cuito Cuanavale

    By Edward George

    A new examination of why Cuba, a Caribbean country, sent half a million of its citizens to fight in Angola in Africa, and how a short-term intervention escalated into a lengthy war of intervention. It clearly details how in January 1965 Cuba formed an alliance with the Angolan MPLA…

    Paperback – 2012-12-04
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  • Clausewitz and African War

    Politics and Strategy in Liberia and Somalia

    By Isabelle Duyvesteyn

    Oil, diamonds, timber, food aid - just some of the suggestions put forward as explanations for African wars in the past decade. Another set of suggestions focuses on ethnic and clan considerations. These economic and ethnic or clan explanations contend that wars are specifically not fought by…

    Paperback – 2012-11-15
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  • Rostov in the Russian Civil War, 1917-1920

    The Key to Victory

    By Brian Murphy

    These documents were collected from the archives in Rostov-on-Don, and this book makes them available for the first time in print. Since becoming freely accessible Soviet archives have provided a rich source for understanding the hopes, fears and strivings of the Russians during the greatest crisis…

    Paperback – 2012-10-22
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  • Educating America's Military

    By Joan Johnson-Freese

    This book offers a detailed examination of the professional military education system in the United States, from a critical, insider's perspective. The mission of America’s war colleges is to educate senior military officers in both the ways of war and the defence of peace. But are these colleges…

    Paperback – 2012-10-16
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  • Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Second World War

    By Enver Redzic, Robert Donia

    Five major groups fought one another in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the Second World War: The German and Italian occupiers, the Serbian Chetniks, the Ustasha of the Independent State of Croatia, the Bosnian Muslims, and the Tito-led Partisans. The aims, policies, and actions of each group are…

    Paperback – 2012-09-13
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  • The Tet Effect

    Intelligence and the Public Perception of War

    By Jake Blood

    A close examination of the role of intelligence in shaping America’s perception of the Vietnam War, looking closely at the intelligence leadership and decision process. In 1967, intelligence was called upon to bolster support for the Vietnam War and allowed America’s leaders to…

    Paperback – 2012-07-13
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  • Military Integration after Civil Wars

    Multiethnic Armies, Identity and Post-Conflict Reconstruction

    By Florence Gaub

    This book examines the role of multiethnic armies in post-conflict reconstruction, and demonstrates how they can promote peacebuilding efforts. The author challenges the assumption that multiethnic composition leads to weakness of the military, and shows how a multiethnic army is frequently the…

    Paperback – 2012-05-30
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  • Democratic Citizenship and War

    Edited by Yoav Peled, Noah Lewin-Epstein, Guy Mundlak, Jean Cohen

    This edited volume explores the theoretical and practical implications of war and terror situations for citizenship in democratic states. Citizenship is a key concept in Western political thought for defining the individual’s relations with society. The specific nature of these rights, duties and…

    Paperback – 2012-05-30
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  • Contemporary Military Innovation

    Between Anticipation and Adaption

    Edited by Dima Adamsky, Kjell Inge Bjerga

    This book explores contemporary military innovation, with a particular focus on the balance between anticipation and adaption. The volume examines contemporary military thought and the doctrine that evolved around the thesis of a transformation in the character of war. Known as the…

    Hardback – 2012-05-21
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  • 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…

    Hardback – 2012-04-26
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  • Modern War and the Utility of Force

    Challenges, Methods and Strategy

    Edited by Isabelle Duyvesteyn, Jan Angstrom

    This book investigates the use and utility of military force in modern war. After the Cold War, Western armed forces have increasingly been called upon to intervene in internal conflicts in the former Third World. These forces have been called upon to carry out missions that they traditionally…

    Paperback – 2012-03-29
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  • The US Military

    A Basic Introduction

    By Judith Hicks Stiehm

    This book provides a basic guide to the US military and will raise questions for further discussion by students and other curious readers. The US Military provides an accessible starting-point for those with a limited knowledge of this institution. Covering a wide range of subject matter, and…

    Paperback – 2012-01-09
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  • Managing Diversity in the Military

    The value of inclusion in a culture of uniformity

    Edited by Daniel P. McDonald, Kizzy M. Parks

    This edited book examines the management of diversity and inclusion in the military. Owing to the rise of asymmetric warfare, a shift in demographics and labor shortfalls, the US Department of Defense (DoD) has prioritized diversity and inclusion in its workforce management philosophy. In pursuing…

    Hardback – 2011-10-10
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  • Strategy in the American War of Independence

    A Global Approach

    Edited by Donald Stoker, Kenneth J. Hagan, Michael T. McMaster

    This book examines the strategies pursued by the Colonies and the other combatants in the American War for Independence, placing the conflict in its proper global context. Many do not realize the extent to which the 1775 colonial rebellion against British rule escalated into a global conflict.…

    Paperback – 2011-10-06
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  • Complex Peace Operations and Civil-Military Relations

    Winning the Peace

    By Robert Egnell

    This book explores the impact of different civil-military structures on operational effectiveness in complex peace operations. Recent operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and Somalia are examples of grand failures to enforce peace and to promote democracy and development through international…

    Paperback – 2011-03-24
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  • Managing Military Organizations

    Theory and Practice

    Edited by Joseph Soeters, Paul C.van Fenema, Robert Beeres

    This book deals with the processes and theories involved in managing military organisations in both peacetime and crisis conditions. Examining the challenges faced by policymakers and military commanders in conducting military operations, this book considers the benefits of conventional management…

    Paperback – 2010-02-19
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  • Military Advising and Assistance

    From Mercenaries to Privatization, 1815–2007

    Edited by Donald Stoker

    This volume presents a number of case studies of military advisors and missions in order to provide clear historical examples of the evolution, functioning and motives of foreign military advising in the modern era. Containing essays by US contributors covering a wide range of countries and…

    Paperback – 2010-01-26
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  • Civil-Military Cooperation in Post-Conflict Operations

    Emerging Theory and Practice

    Edited by Christopher Ankersen

    Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) is the relationship between militaries and humanitarians. Largely conducted in post-conflict environments, CIMIC has become a key characteristic of military operations in the twenty-first century. However, the field is mostly understood through stereotype rather…

    Paperback – 2009-12-21
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  • Military Cooperation in Multinational Peace Operations

    Managing Cultural Diversity and Crisis Response

    Edited by Joseph Soeters, Philippe Manigart

    This edited volume uses theoretical overviews and empirical case studies to explore both how soldiers cope with the new forms of cultural diversity occurring within various multinational military operations, and how their organizations manage them. Military organizations, like other complex…

    Paperback – 2009-11-27
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  • Private Military and Security Companies

    Ethics, Policies and Civil-Military Relations

    Edited by Andrew Alexandra, Deane-Peter Baker, Marina Caparini

    Over the past twenty years, Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs) have become significant elements of national security arrangements, assuming many of the functions that have traditionally been undertaken by state armies. Given the centrality of control over the use of coercive force to…

    Paperback – 2009-11-27
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  • Special Forces, Strategy and the War on Terror

    Warfare By Other Means

    By Alastair Finlan

    This volume undertakes a systematic analysis of the relationship between Special Forces and contemporary strategy, explaining the resurgence of interest in Special Forces, particularly in the West, by exploring their appeal over traditional conventional force options in the current ‘War on Terror’.…

    Paperback – 2009-11-16
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  • Railways and the Russo-Japanese War

    Transporting War

    By Felix Patrikeeff, Harry Shukman

    This book explores the nexus between railways and the Russo-Japanese War (1904-05) - the first modern war, and one in which the railways played a key part. Felix Patrikeeff and Harry Shukman examine some of the key dimensions of the Russo-Japanese War, most notably how uncomfortably technological…

    Paperback – 2009-07-24
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  • American Soldiers in Iraq

    McSoldiers or Innovative Professionals?

    By Morten G. Ender

    American Soldiers in Iraq offers a unique snapshot of American soldiers in Iraq, analyzing their collective narratives in relation to the military sociology tradition. Grounded in a century-long tradition of sociology offering a window into the world of American soldiers, this volume serves as a…

    Paperback – 2009-05-13
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  • The Military and Domestic Politics

    A Concordance Theory of Civil-Military Relations

    By Rebecca L. Schiff

    The intervention of the military in national politics and the everyday lives of citizens is a key question in civil-military relations. This book explains how concordance theory can provide a model for predicting such domestic intervention. Models dealing with the relationship between the military…

    Paperback – 2009-02-05
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  • Cultural Diversity in the Armed Forces

    An International Comparison

    Edited by Joseph L. Soeters, Jan Van der Meulen

    This volume explores ethnicity and gender developments in relation to the military. In some countries, the armed forces have a long history in responding to ethnic diversity, while elsewhere it has come up only recently as a policy issue. An even-handed representation of ethnic minorities in the…

    Paperback – 2009-01-30
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  • Civil-Military Relations in Europe

    Learning from Crisis and Institutional Change

    Edited by Hans Born, Marina Caparini, Karl Haltiner, Jürgen Kuhlmann

    This new book illustrates how democracy cannot develop or endure unless military and security forces are under the full control of democratic institutions, and all the necessary safeguards, checks and balances are in place. The contributors show how contemporary European states manage…

    Paperback – 2009-01-30
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  • Strategic Culture and Ways of War

    By Lawrence Sondhaus

    A much-needed survey and synopsis of literature on strategic culture and ways of war. It clearly shows how national strategies and approaches to warfare are, to a significant extent, culturally determined. The concept of national ‘ways of war’ dates from the 1930s, when Basil H. Liddell Hart…

    Paperback – 2009-01-30
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  • Social Sciences and the Military

    An Interdisciplinary Overview

    Edited by Giuseppe Caforio

    This innovative book presents the reader with a clear international view of interdisciplinary and intradisciplinary approaches to military and conflict-resolution studies. In this first title on its subject, leading expert Giuseppe Caforio offers a thorough analysis of the new aspects and trends of…

    Paperback – 2009-01-30
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