Handbook of the Sociology of the Military

  • Giuseppe Caforio

Part of the Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research book series (HSSR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. General Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Giuseppe Caforio
      Pages 3-6
    3. Giuseppe Caforio
      Pages 7-26
    4. Giuseppe Caforio, Marina Nuciari
      Pages 27-58
  3. Theoretical and Methodological Orientations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Wilfried von Bredow
      Pages 87-98
    3. Thomas Lindemann, Michel Louis Martin
      Pages 99-109
  4. Armed Forces and Society

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Vladimir O. Rukavishnikov, Michael Pugh
      Pages 131-149
    3. Hans Born
      Pages 151-165
    4. Bernard Boëne
      Pages 167-185
    5. Michel Louis Martin
      Pages 187-200
    6. René Moelker, Irene van der Kloet
      Pages 201-223
  5. Inside The Military

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. Joseph L. Soeters, Donna J. Winslow, Alise Weibull
      Pages 237-254
    3. Giuseppe Caforio
      Pages 255-278
    4. Marina Nuciari
      Pages 279-297
    5. Donna J. Winslow, Lindy Heinecken, Joseph L. Soeters
      Pages 299-310
    6. Giuseppe Caforio
      Pages 311-319
  6. Trends in the Military: Conversion and Restructuring

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 321-321
    2. Philippe Manigart
      Pages 323-343
    3. Ljubica Jelušič
      Pages 345-359
    4. Karl W. Haltiner
      Pages 361-384
    5. René Moelker
      Pages 385-402
  7. New Missions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 403-403
    2. Christopher Dandeker
      Pages 405-416
    3. Gerhard Kümmel
      Pages 417-433
  8. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 435-435
    2. Giuseppe Caforio
      Pages 437-444
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 445-498

About this book


Never before has there been so extensive a collection of what has been thought, said, and written about the sociology of the military. This accessible handbook is the first of its kind to delve into the sociological approach to the study of the military. This book is compiled of documents coming from various researchers at universities around the world as well as military officers devoted to the sector of study. Covered in this volume is a historical excursus of studies prior to contemporary research, interpretive models and theoretical approaches developed specifically for this topic, civic-military relations including issues surrounding democratic control of the armed forces, military culture, professional training, conditions and problems of minorities in the armed forces, an examination of the structural change within the military over the years including new duties and functions following the Cold War.

This book is ideal for scholars of the subject as well as those coming to the sociology of the military for the first time.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Giuseppe Caforio
    • 1
  1. 1.Italian Interuniversity Centre of Historical and Military StudiesPisaItaly

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