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The American military after 9-11 : society, state, and empire /
Matthew J. Morgan.
imprint
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
description
211 p.
ISBN
023060384X (alk. paper)
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Book
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imprint
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
isbn
023060384X (alk. paper)
contents note
Introduction -- The new war -- Struggling for relevance : case study on women in the military -- The new social identity -- The estranged military : case study on the landmine ban -- Toward new civil-military relations -- The garrison state -- The changing international scene -- American empire -- Conclusions.
catalogue key
6326918
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Matthew J. Morgan is an Associate at McKinsey & Company in Atlanta, Georgia.
Reviews
Review Quotes
"An essential and necessary tour-de-force across the American civil-military relations literature contextualized in the aftermath of the post-9/11 world. Morgan captures the historical writings of many of the scholarly giants of civil-military studies such as Huntington and stands on their shoulders, coupling them with hot button case studies of landmines and women in the military. While heavily weighted toward political science, the analysis is interdisciplinary in focus, capturing works from strategic studies, war studies, military history, international relations, military sociology, and military psychology as well. American and international audiences will find the book to be a strong contribution to the evolving literature."--Morten G. Ender, Sociology Program Director, Department of Behavioral Sciences & Leadership, United States Military Academy
"...an empirical gem,....a valuable addition to the libraries of anyone with an interest in military history, sociology, psychology, or political science."-- Parameters "An essential and necessary tour-de-force across the American civil-military relations literature contextualized in the aftermath of the post-9/11 world. Morgan captures the historical writings of many of the scholarly giants of civil-military studies such as Huntington and stands on their shoulders, coupling them with hot button case studies of landmines and women in the military. While heavily weighted toward political science, the analysis is interdisciplinary in focus, capturing works from strategic studies, war studies, military history, international relations, military sociology, and military psychology as well. American and international audiences will find the book to be a strong contribution to the evolving literature."--Morten G. Ender, Sociology Program Director, Department of Behavioral Sciences & Leadership, United States Military Academy " ... solid and well-written... covers a great deal of intellectual ground efficiently. ...has the scholarly substance to satisfy specialists in civil-military specialists and the readability to interest a lay audience. I recommend it highly...belongs on the bookshelf of anyone concerned with the effect of the current and projected future threat environments on the military and on its relation to the society it serves."--John Allen Williams, Professor of Political Science, Loyola University
"...an empirical gem,....a valuable addition to the libraries of anyone with an interest in military history, sociology, psychology, or political science."--Parameters "An essential and necessary tour-de-force across the American civil-military relations literature contextualized in the aftermath of the post-9/11 world. Morgan captures the historical writings of many of the scholarly giants of civil-military studies such as Huntington and stands on their shoulders, coupling them with hot button case studies of landmines and women in the military. While heavily weighted toward political science, the analysis is interdisciplinary in focus, capturing works from strategic studies, war studies, military history, international relations, military sociology, and military psychology as well. American and international audiences will find the book to be a strong contribution to the evolving literature."--Morten G. Ender, Sociology Program Director, Department of Behavioral Sciences & Leadership, United States Military Academy "...solid and well-written... covers a great deal of intellectual ground efficiently. ...has the scholarly substance to satisfy specialists in civil-military specialists and the readability to interest a lay audience. I recommend it highly...belongs on the bookshelf of anyone concerned with the effect of the current and projected future threat environments on the military and on its relation to the society it serves."--John Allen Williams, Professor of Political Science, Loyola University
"...an empirical gem,....a valuable addition to the libraries of anyone with an interest in military history, sociology, psychology, or political science."-- Parameters "An essential and necessary tour-de-force across the American civil-military relations literature contextualized in the aftermath of the post-9/11 world.Morgan captures the historical writings of many of the scholarly giants of civil-military studies such as Huntington and stands on their shoulders, coupling them with hot button case studies of landmines and women in the military. While heavily weighted toward political science, the analysis is interdisciplinary in focus, capturing works from strategic studies, war studies, military history, international relations, military sociology, and military psychology as well. American and international audiences will find the book to be a strong contribution to the evolving literature."--Morten G. Ender, Sociology Program Director, Department of Behavioral Sciences & Leadership, United States Military Academy " ... solid and well-written... covers a great deal of intellectual ground efficiently. ...has the scholarly substance to satisfy specialists in civil-military specialists and the readability to interest a lay audience. I recommend it highly...belongs on the bookshelf of anyone concerned with the effect of the current and projected future threat environments on the military and on its relation to the society it serves."--John Allen Williams, Professor of Political Science, Loyola University
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Summaries
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Integrating several literatures from international relations, this book describes the intense mobilization of American society in the global war on terrorism coupled with trends in progress before 9/11.
Main Description
This book describes the intense mobilization of American society in the Global War on Terrorism coupled with trends in progress before 9/11. With its focus on maximizing civilian casualties, terrorism has been uniquely able to arouse the popular emotion and make us rethink the use of military force.
Main Description
American civil-military relations have profoundly changed from the interwar years that comprised the post Cold War era. This book describes the intense mobilization of American society in the Global War on Terrorism coupled with trends in progress before 9/11. With its focus on maximizing civilian casualties, terrorism has been uniquely able to arouse the popular emotion and make us rethink the use of military force.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
The New Warp. 9
The Armed Forces and Society
Struggling for Relevancep. 33
Case Study: Women in the Militaryp. 45
The New Social Identityp. 55
The Armed Forces and the State
The Estranged Militaryp. 75
Case Study: The Landmine Banp. 81
Toward New Civil-Military Relationsp. 89
The Garrison Statep. 99
The Armed Forces and American Empire
The Changing International Scenep. 117
American Empirep. 145
Conclusionsp. 157
About the Authorp. 167
Notesp. 169
Indexp. 209
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