Some Psychological Bases of the Institution of War

  • Hugh Middleton


Attention is focused upon an important perspective if war is to be thought of as an institution. The Oxford English Dictionary describes the use of the word ‘institution’ in a number of ways which include

an established law, custom, usage, practice, organization or other element in the political or social life of a people.


Group Membership Cohesive Group External Threat Oxford English Dictionary Opposing Group 
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