Contents: Introduction. 1. The military: institution or occupation?/Charles C. Moskos. 2. Institutional change in armed forces at the dawning of the 21st century/Nehama Ella Babin and David R. Segal. 3. Value orientations and political attitudes of cadets in a comparative view/Marina Nuciari. 4. Military culture and strategic peacekeeping/Christopher Dandeker. 5. Military and public values: towards the soldier-communicator/Joseph L. Soeters. 6. International position of Macedonia and Balkan Security/Zlatko Isakovic. 7. Peace angels'versus 'Warriors for peace/Franz Kernic. 8. Personnel, education and training issues for the Australian Defense force after the defense efficiency review 1997/Hugh Smith. 9. New elements of the concept of national security and their application on Israel/Henning Sorensen. 10. International peacekeeping in the former Yugoslavia: a perspective of Mass Media/Marjan Malesic. 11. The problem of morale in the armed forces: some conceptual reflections/Gerhard Kummel. 12. Cadets professionalization: the case of Greece/Dimitrios Smokovitis. 13. Looking west: Civil-Military relations in Macedonia/Biljana Vankovska-Cvetkovska. 14. Oppressing the 'Custodians of peace? or clientelism in the Zimbabwe National Army/Eric Theodore Young. 15. Democratization of recruitments: on the social origins of cadets/Rene Moelker and Joseph Soeters. 16. Cadets' satisfaction in the European countries armed forces/Stanislaw Jarmoszko. 17. Resettlement of ex-servicemen in India: problems of army socialization and adjustment/Leena Parmar.
"In this volume, an attempt has been made to present in a wider perspective the important aspects of governance and sovereignty. Seventeen luminaries, each an expert in his or her field, have brought forth various aspects of Military Sociology. Taken as a whole, they form an erudite broad canvas of the subject that world be of maximum benefit to scholars, military scientists, defense analysts, diplomats, policy makers, and the general reader, who is keen to acquiant himself with the finer details of a subject whose importance in national life has yet to be gained." (jacket)
[Leena Parmar is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
Her books include Society, Culture and Military System.].