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the sociology of the military

Edited by the late Giuseppe Caforio, formerly Vice-president of the Interuniversity Centre of Historical and Military Studies, Italy
The Sociology of the Military is an authoritative selection of articles providing an historical overview of the field and illustrating the major directions of contemporary research. The book considers the forerunners to a sociology of the military and the research trends in America and the rest of the world. Topics covered include models for comparative research, the military profession and the relationship between military and civil society. Finally, the book explores new roles for the armed forces in our changing world.
Extent: 704 pp
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Publication Date: 1998
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The Sociology of the Military is an authoritative selection of articles providing an historical overview of the field and illustrating the major directions of contemporary research. The book considers the forerunners to a sociology of the military and the research trends in America and the rest of the world. Topics covered include models for comparative research, the military profession and the relationship between military and civil society. Finally, the book explores new roles for the armed forces in our changing world.
‘This is one good compendium of military sociology . . . This book would be very useful for the committee members of the next pay commission, besides those interested in a psychological and militaristic analysis of the vast subject of military sociology – from the human to the economic and market trends.’
– P.K. Gautam, U.S.I. Journal

‘This is a very full collection of articles on the sociology of the military.’
– Peter Woodward, Reviewing Sociology
37 articles, dating from 1941 to 1994
Contributors include: R. Aron, G. Harries-Jenkins, S. Huntington, M. Janowitz, H. Lasswell, A.R. Luckham, C. Moskos, A. Perlmutter, D. Segal, J. Van Doorn
Contents:

Acknowledgements • Introduction
PART I ANTECEDENTS
1. F. Battistelli (1993), ‘War and Militarism in the Thought of Herbert Spencer’
2. M.D. Wolpin (1978), ‘Marx and Radical Militarism in the Developing Nations’,
3. G. Dearborn Spindler (1948), ‘The Military – A Systematic Analysis’
4. R.D. Miewald (1970), ‘Weberian Bureaucracy and the Military Model’
PART II THE AMERICAN SCHOOL
5. D.R. Segal, B.A. Lynch and J.D. Blair (1979), ‘The Changing American Soldier: Work-Related Attitudes of US Army Personnel in World War II and the 1970s’
6. R.M. Williams, Jr. (1989), ‘The American Soldier: An Assessment, Several Wars Later’
7. J. Burk (1993), ‘Morris Janowitz and the Origins of Sociological Research on Armed Forces and Society’
8. H.D. Lasswell (1941), ‘The Garrison State’
9. R. Aron (1979), ‘Remarks on Lasswell’s “The Garrison State”’
10. A. Perlmutter (1969), ‘The Praetorian State and the Praetorian Army: Toward a Taxonomy of Civil-Military Relations in Developing Polities’
11. G. Welty (1990), ‘A Critique of the Theory of the Praetorian State’
PART III A WORLDWIDE SOCIOLOGY OF THE MILITARY
A. A Model for Comparative Research
12. C.C. Moskos, Jr. (1977), ‘From Institution to Occupation: Trends in Military Organization’
13. M. Janowitz (1977), ‘From Institutional to Occupational: The Need for Conceptual Continuity’
14. C.C. Moskos (1986), ‘Institutional/Occupational Trends in Armed Forces: An Update’
15. D.R. Segal (1986), ‘Measuring the Institutional/Occupational Change Thesis’,
16. G. Caforio (1988), ‘The Military Profession: Theories of Change’
B The Military Profession
17. S.P. Huntington (1963), ‘Power, Expertise and the Military Profession’
18. J.S. van Doorn (1965), ‘The Officer Corps: A Fusion of Profession Organization’
19. B. Boëne (1990), ‘How “Unique” should the Military be?: A Review of Representative Literature and Outline of a Synthetic Formulation’
20. G. Harries-Jenkins (1990), ‘The Concept of Military Professionalism’
21. G. Caforio and M. Nuciari (1994), ‘The Officer Profession: Ideal-Type’
22. A. Weibull (1994), ‘European Officers’ Job Satisfaction and Job Commitment’
23. K.W. Haltiner (1994), ‘Is there a Common European Defence Identity? The Views of Officers of Eight European Countries’
24. J. Kuhlmann (1994), ‘What do European Officers Think about Future Threats, Security and Missions of the Armed Forces?’
C Armed Forces and Society
25. Albert D. Biderman and Laure M. Sharp (1968), ‘The Convergence of Military and Civilian Occupational Structures; Evidence from Studies of Military Retired Employment’
26. A.R. Luckham (1971), ‘A Comparative Typology of Civil-Military Relations’
27. M. Lissak (1985), ‘Boundaries and Institutional Linkages between Elites: Some Illustrations from Civil-Military Relations in Israel’
28. C.C. Moskos (1992), ‘Armed Forces in a Warless Society’
29. L. Mandeville, P. Combelles and D. Rich (1996), ‘French Public Opinion and the New Missions of the Armed Forces’
30. G. Caforio and M. Nuciari (1996), ‘Military Profession and Defence Issues in the Italian Public View’
31. H.-Ulrich Kohr and R. Zoll (1996), ‘General Concept of Security in the Perception of German Students’
32. B. Roshco (1996), ‘U.S. Security Policies and Americans’ Priorities: Insights from New and Old Polls’
D The New Missions of the Armed Forces
33. Christopher Dandeker (1994), ‘New Times for the Military: Some Sociological Remarks on the Changing Role and Structure of the Armed Forces of the Advanced Societies’
34. C.C. Moskos and J. Burk (1993), ‘The Postmodern Military’
35. J.J. Harris and D.R. Segal (1985), ‘Observations from the Sinai: The Boredom Factor’,
36. D.R. Segal, M.W. Segal and D.P. Eyre (1992), ‘The Social Construction of Peacekeeping in America’
37. F. Battistelli (1997), 'Peacekeeping and the Postmodern Soldier'
Name Index