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Handbook of Military Sciences

  • Anders McD Sookermany
  • Authoritative open access reference work on military sciences

  • Provides an overview of scientific description, understanding and explanation of military life, knowledge and doings

  • Presents a comprehensive thematic introduction to various sub-fields of Military Sciences

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Living reference work

Table of contents

  1. Maren Tomforde, Eyal Ben-Ari
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  2. David Pion-Berlin, Danijela Dudley
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  3. Torsten Albrecht, Konstantinos Tsetsos, Philipp Grunwald
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  4. Patricia M. Shields
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  5. Edward R. Lucas, Thomas A. Crosbie
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  6. Yagil Levy
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  7. Sofia K. Ledberg, Chiara Ruffa
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  8. Harald Høiback
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  9. Aaron Brantly, Max Smeets
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  10. Martijn Kitzen
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  11. Morten G. Ender, Brian J. Reed, Jacob Paul Absalon
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  12. James Griffith, Vince Connelly, Sergio Catignani, Eva Johansson
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  13. Rasmus Dahlberg, Anja Dalgaard-Nielsen
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  14. Jan Hoffenaar
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About this book

Introduction


This open access handbook is a major reference work in the field of Military Sciences. Its main purpose is to inform and enlighten those dealing with the military on the role and contributions of science in describing, understanding and explaining military life, knowledge and doings. The handbook provides a comprehensive thematic introduction to various sub-fields of Military Sciences.

The handbook serves a broad audience in various capacities; academics studying the military and the broader defense and security sector, students at military and civilian schools preparing for service in the military, the government or other occupations with linkage to the military, professionals in the armed forces, decision makers in government, contractors who work alongside the military, NGOs whose work is influenced by military operations, journalists who write on matters concerning the sphere of the military or others with a particular interest towards the military as a phenomenon, organization or system of various kinds. 

Keywords

Military Behavioral Sciences and Leadership International Security Defense policy Military education Defense and Security Politics Military Strategy Military Operations Armed Forces Military Life War Studies National and International Politics Knowledge in the Military Military Technology Military Profession

Editors and affiliations

  • Anders McD Sookermany
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  1. 1.Staff & Defence CollegeNorwegian Defence University CollegeOsloNorway

About the editors

Anders McD Sookermany (1967) is both an active duty officer and a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Civil-Military Relations. He is President of the International Society of Military Sciences (ISMS), Norwegian Defence University College, Oslo, Norway. He was a research fellow at the Norwegian School of Sports Sciences Defence Institute. He has a Defense College education supplemented with a doctorate degree in Pedagogy form the University of Oslo and a masters degree in Philosophy of Sport from the Norwegian School of Sports Sciences. 

His research interest is related to skill-acquisition in postmodern/modern military contexts. Currently Sookermany is heading the institutes R&D-program “Learning under Risk” (LuR). The overall aim of the LuR-program is to describe, understand and explain the risk dimension in (relation to) soldiers’ learning before, during and after participation in military operations. As a sports- and pedagogical philosopher Sookermany is also interested in the Philosophy of Science, a subject he teaches at the masters level at the Norwegian Defence University College. More so, for the time being he is in cooperation with the military academies in the process of developing a new bachelor subject on developing military training cultures. 

In addition Sookermany has, within the broader area of his expertise (education, learning, training, performance and culture), participated in several national and international committees, councils, working groups etc. He is a member of the editorial board of the Armed Forces & Society journal.​


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