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Democratic Societies and Their Armed Forces : Israel in Comparative Context - Stuart A. Cohen

Democratic Societies and Their Armed Forces

Israel in Comparative Context

By: Stuart A. Cohen (Editor)

Paperback Published: 29th April 2000
ISBN: 9780714680927
Number Of Pages: 294

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Throughout the democratic world, armed forces are having to adapt to sweeping shifts in their domestic status. This book attempts to explore the possible implications of that situation for Israel - a state long considered a paradigmatic "nation in arms."
Containing an edited selection of papers presented at an international BESA conference held in 1998, this book presents an overview of current transformations in societal-military relations in the western world. Within the context of that framework, it then explores their specific manifestations in Israel. The result is a comprehensive study of a process which, in Israel as elsewhere, already affects the very fabric of a vital sphere of public life.

Notes on Contributorsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Shifting Paradigms
Towards a Postmodern Military?p. 3
Addition, Multiplication and Step-Function: The 'Arithmetic' of Military Revolution in Modern Timesp. 27
The Postmodern Military: Conscription or Professionalism?p. 47
Aspects of the New Environment
Trends in the Political Control of Post-Cold War Armed Forcesp. 73
Technology and Supreme Commandp. 89
Varieties of Response
Why Don't They Fight Each Other? Cultural Diversity and Operational Unity in Multinational Forcesp. 107
Women in the Military: Gain or Regression?p. 135
Re-establishing the Force: The Revolution in Military Affairs in the Human Resource and Leadership Systemsp. 150
Israeli Dilemmas
The Dilemma of the Military Judge-Advocate Generalp. 175
The Media and the Military: From Collusion to Collisionp. 184
The Social Construction of Israel's 'National Security'p. 215
The Scroll or the Sword? Tensions between Judaism and Military Service in Israelp. 254
Democracy, Internal War and Israeli Securityp. 274
Indexp. 289
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ISBN: 9780714680927
ISBN-10: 0714680923
Series: Besa Studies in International Security
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 294
Published: 29th April 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1

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