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The emerging American garrison state

Author: Milton J Esman
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Series: Palgrave pivot.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The United States Government is in the process of evolving, irreversibly, from a constitutional to a garrison state. The Emerging American Garrison State describes and analyzes the emergence of the American global empire and the role of the garrison state in protecting the threatened homeland and defending the declining imperium. Author Milton J. Esman analyzes the ideology, strategy, political economy,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Milton J Esman
ISBN: 9780230339989 0230339980 9781137214959 1137214953 9781137093653 113709365X
OCLC Number: 792880342
Description: v, 106 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: What is a garrison state: concept and definition --
Historical antecedents --
Origins and consolidation of the imperium --
The shock of 9/11 and its consequences --
The five dimensions of the American garrison state --
The autonomous commander-in-chief --
The Threat to Civil Liberties --
Future prospects: Garrison state in a declining superpower.
Series Title: Palgrave pivot.
Responsibility: Milton J. Esman.
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To overcome the current paralysis in government, to resume effective management of its crippled economy and of its global empire, a new pattern of government is emerging, one that adheres to the  Read more...

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