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The Resource The military and liberal society : societal-military relations in Western Europe, Tomas Kucera

The military and liberal society : societal-military relations in Western Europe, Tomas Kucera

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The military and liberal society : societal-military relations in Western Europe
Title
The military and liberal society
Title remainder
societal-military relations in Western Europe
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Tomas Kucera
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Societal-military relations in Western Europe
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eng
Summary
"This book describes to what extent and in what ways the military policies of Western European societies are determined by liberal ideology. The book addresses a wide variety of issues affected by liberal ideology, including conscription, conscientious objection, military mission, military ethics and the professional identity of soldiers. The empirical analysis draws on the cases of the German Bundeswehr (from the 1950s onwards), the Swedish Armed Forces (the transformation after the end of the Cold War), and the British Armed Forces (from the beginning of the 20th century onwards). The book's examination of these cases reveals that specific policies, institutions and practices are preferred because of their relation to liberalism. Since Samuel Huntington's seminal book The Soldier and the State the literature on civil-military relations and military sociology depicts the relationship between liberal ideology and military security as intrinsically antithetical. This book is conceived as a critical debate with Huntington. Contrary to the notion of antithetical societal-military relationship, this book demonstrates that a meaningful adaptation of the military to the principles possessed by its parent society can be, more often than not, desirable also from the perspective of security strategy. This book will be of much interest to students of civil-military relations, military sociology, Western European politics, security studies and IR."--
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Kučera, Tomáš
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
Series statement
Cass military studies
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  • Civil-military relations
  • Liberalism
  • Europe, Western
  • Europe, Western
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The military and liberal society : societal-military relations in Western Europe, Tomas Kucera
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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text
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Contents
The soldier and the liberal state -- West German rearmament and building of liberal armed forces -- Towards an expeditionary force: the post-Cold War transformation of the Bundeswehr -- Swedish armed forces: from a citizen army to a cosmopolitan force -- British military policy in the 20th century -- Conclusion
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ocn999401052
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
215 pages
Isbn
9781138657601
Lccn
2017015284
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)999401052
Label
The military and liberal society : societal-military relations in Western Europe, Tomas Kucera
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The soldier and the liberal state -- West German rearmament and building of liberal armed forces -- Towards an expeditionary force: the post-Cold War transformation of the Bundeswehr -- Swedish armed forces: from a citizen army to a cosmopolitan force -- British military policy in the 20th century -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn999401052
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
215 pages
Isbn
9781138657601
Lccn
2017015284
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)999401052

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