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The soldier and the state : the theory and politics of civil-military relations

Author: Samuel P Huntington
Publisher: Cambridge : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1957.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this classic work, Huntington challenges old assumptions and ideas on the role of the military in society. Stressing the value of the military outlook for American national policy, Huntington has  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Huntington, Samuel P.
Soldier and the state.
Cambridge : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1957
(OCoLC)756423709
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel P Huntington
ISBN: 9780674817364 0674817362 0674817354 9780674817357
OCLC Number: 569431
Description: xiii, 534 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Officership as a profession --
Rise of the military profession in Western society --
Military mind: conservative realism of the professional military ethic --
Power, professionalism, and ideology: civil-military relations in theory --
Germany and Japan: civil-military relations in practice --
Ideological constant: the liberal society versus military professionalism --
Structural constant: the conservative constitution versus civilian control --
Roots of the American military tradition before the Civil War --
Creation of the American military profession --
Failure of the neo-Hamiltonian compromise, 1890-1920 --
Constancy of interwar civil-military relations --
World War II: the alchemy of power --
Civil-military relations in the postwar decade --
Political roles of the Joint Chiefs --
Separation of powers and Cold War defense --
Departmental structure of civil-military relations --
Toward a new equilibrium.
Responsibility: Samuel P. Huntington.

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