Toward a Whole of Europe Approach

Author: Svenja Post
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 365808023X
Format: PDF
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With her research, Svenja Post offers an in-depth analysis of the implementation of the Comprehensive Approach in international crisis management both on EU and on member state national level. The author demonstrates in detail which steps have been taken on conceptual and on structural level by the EU and its member states Great Britain, Germany and Sweden to organize and realize crisis management coherence. In addition to identifying challenges involved actors are confronted with, Svenja Post also points out a set of recommendations for future efforts to close the gap between aspiration and reality of comprehensive European crisis management.

New Agendas in Statebuilding

Author: Robert Egnell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135105642
Format: PDF
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This volume connects the study of statebuilding to broader aspects of social theory and the historical study of the state, bringing forth new questions and starting-points, both academically and practically, for the field. Building states has become a highly prioritized issue in international politics. Since the 1990s, mainly Western countries and international institutions have invested large sums of money, vast amounts of manpower, and considerable political capital in ventures of this kind all across the globe. Most of the focus in current literature is on the acute cases, such as Afghanistan and Iraq, but also to states that seem to fit the label ‘failed states’ such as Liberia, Sierra Leone and Somalia. This book brings together a diverse group of scholars who introduce new theoretical approaches from the broader social sciences. The chapters revisit historical cases of statebuilding, and provide thought-provoking, new strategic perspectives on the field. The result is a volume that broadens and deepens our understanding of statebuilding by highlighting the importance of hybridity, contingency and history in a broad range of case-studies. This book will be of much interest to students of statebuilding and intervention, peacebuilding, war and conflict studies, security studies and IR in general.

The Routledge Research Companion to Security Outsourcing

Author: Joakim Berndtsson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317042220
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Conveniently structured into five sections, The Routledge Research Companion to Outsourcing Security offers an overview of the different ways in which states have come to rely on private contractors to support interventions. Part One puts into context the evolution of outsourcing in Western states that are actively involved in expeditionary operations as well as the rise of the commercial security sector in Afghanistan. To explain the various theoretical frameworks that students can use to study security/military outsourcing, Part Two outlines the theories behind security outsourcing. Part Three examines the law and ethics surrounding the outsourcing of security by focusing on how states might monitor contractor behaviour, hold them to account and prosecute them where their behaviour warrants such action. The drivers, politics and consequences of outsourcing foreign policy are covered in Part Four, which is divided into two sections: section one is concerned with armed contractors (providing the provision of private security with the main driver being a capability gap on the part of the military/law enforcement agencies), and section two looks at military contractors (supporting military operations right back to antiquity, less controversial politically and often technologically driven). The final Part takes into consideration emerging perspectives, exploring areas such as gender, feminist methodology, maritime security and the impact of private security on the military profession. This book will be of much interest to students of military and security studies, foreign policy and International Relations.

Political and Military Sociology

Author: Neovi M. Karakatsanis
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 1412855217
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This volume of Political and Military Sociology focuses on the perceptions and identities of those serving in the military, using survey or interview data to explore those perceptions. A range of military forces are examined, including those of the United States, Israel, Norway, and Denmark. The first article, using survey data from Denmark, compares the views of Danish soldiers to civilians. The second article looks at the effects of military education upon the attitudes and values of soldiers. The third article explores Israeli soldiers’ attitudes regarding formal military education. The fourth article addresses the impact of Norwegian soldiers’ self-identity on military performance. In a different vein, the survey results of the fifth article show that support for soldiers on active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan does not necessarily translate into support for veterans. Military lawyers in the Israel Defense Forces are the subject of the sixth article. This volume concludes with an article that argues that military service should be offered as a legal policy alternative to incarceration.

War in the Twentieth Century

Author: Michael A. Hennessy
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275977092
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Addresses the nature, role, transformations, and impact of war on the last century.

Armee in der Demokratie

Author: Ulrich Hagen
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531901672
Format: PDF, Docs
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Innerhalb der Militärsoziologie besteht der kleinste gemeinsame Nenner in der Feststellung, dass die Herrschafts- und Ordnungsvorstellungen des Militärs von denen ziviler Gesellschaften mehr oder weniger abweichen. Diese Spannung macht das „Militär“ als Dimension sozialwissenschaftlicher Betrachtung der sozialen Welt so interessant. Die Frage der Vereinbarkeit oder Unvereinbarkeit des Gleichheits- und Freiheitspostulats der Demokratie mit militärischen Prinzipien besitzt weitreichende Implikationen für die jeweiligen Gemeinwesen, denn unterschiedliche Demokratiemodelle schreiben dem Militär unterschiedliche Rollen und Funktionen zu. Die für die Ausübung der physischen Gewalt des Staates konzentrierten militärischen Kräfte setzen in Demokratien die symbolische Anerkennung und gesellschaftliche Legitimität der Existenz der Streitkräfte voraus. Da nicht nur das Militär in einer Wechselbeziehung zum Phänomen des Krieges steht, sondern auch die zivile Gesellschaft Verantwortungsträger und Opfer von Kriegen ist, gilt es den Blickwinkel der herkömmlichen Militärsoziologie um diese kriegssoziologischen Aspekte zu erweitern.

NATO s Post Cold War Trajectory

Author: M. Webber
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137271612
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Two decades since the watershed of the Cold War, this book investigates NATO's staying power. This book investigates how the Alliance has adapted and managed to attend to new roles and purposes through the lens of International Relations theory. The Alliance will continue, but will remain subject to ongoing crises and challenges of change.