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Militarism : The History of an International Debate 1861-1979 - Volker R. Berghahn


The History of an International Debate 1861-1979

Paperback Published: 6th August 1984
ISBN: 9780521269056
Number Of Pages: 140

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First published in 1981, this book introduces and contextualises the concept of militarism, from its emergence in the nineteenth century through to the late seventies. The focus is primarily on the position of militarism as part of a historicised debate concerning international relations and the ethics of statehood. Attention is also given to the use of the term as a propaganda tool during various conflicts. Berghahn recognises the ideologically constructed nature of militarism together with the ambiguity surrounding the term but, rather than seeing this as a problem to be overcome, embraces it as a means of gaining a clearer insight into the nature of socio-political forces. This concise and lucid work will be invaluable to anyone with an interest in history, politics or social science.

The debate prior to 1914
The impact of two total wars
The debate on German and Japanese militarism
Civil-military relations in the Third World
The military-industrial complex
Towards a definition: the two types of militarism
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ISBN: 9780521269056
ISBN-10: 0521269059
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 140
Published: 6th August 1984
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 0.84
Weight (kg): 0.19