By Dr Guiseppe Caforio, Manas Chatterji
There should be no larger homage to lately deceased sociologist Charles C. Moskos than dedicating to him this feature of the papers awarded at RC01's foreign convention in Seoul (July 2008). It deals an updated view of the landscape of social reviews on militia and clash answer in a context of fast-moving swap that renders many previous theoretical previsions out of date. simply to cite points of this transformation, you can still aspect firstly to how the awarded stories movement past the very thought of globalization, and then the convention have been named. It actually emerged with readability that the recent dimensions of the context during which militaries and army coverage needs to stream are these of a continuing, diffuse interplay of the 'local' and the 'global', so-called globalization. A moment element, within the foreign quarter, is the shift in the direction of a multipolar international order with the U.S., the ecu Union, China, Russia, Latin the US, Japan and India all manoeuvring for place, a shift that has major results on army motion to boot.
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Additional info for Advances in Military Sociology: Essays in Honour of Charles C. Moskos
Institutional and occupational trends in armed forces: An update. Armed Forces and Society, 12(3), 377–382. Moskos, C. C. (1994). The postmodern military: Armed forces after the cold war. Boulder: Westview Press. Schiff, R. L. (2008). The military and domestic politics: A concordance theory of civil–military relations. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. Tilly, C. (1992). Coercion, capital and European states, AD 990–1992. Oxford: Blackwell. Giuseppe Caforio Editors CHARLES C. MOSKOS (1934–2008) Laura Miller It is ﬁtting that this collection of essays on military sociology is dedicated to the memory of Charles Moskos – ‘‘Charlie’’ to all who knew him.
SOLDIERS AND SCHOLARS IN THE NEW ERA The new international challenges are complex and soldiers at all levels need to think reﬂectively if they are to deal with an ambiguous and evolving environment. Soldiers and scholars alike need to focus on ‘‘wars among the people’’ in addition to the old notions of state-centric warfare. Wars of the future will not necessarily be against other nation states, but against transnational organizations that may or may not be acting at the behest of a state. Future battleﬁelds will not be simply military or even political, but economic and electronic as well.
Under dominant national institutions, an ethos and public zeitgeist were molded. Inglehart (1991) notes that not only can concrete cultural agents promote the discourse in the public space, but alternative institutions can also gain a dominant position during shifts in the culture: this molds an alternative ethos (Helman & Pettersson, 1995, p. 297). Inglehart’s most signiﬁcant ﬁnding in that context, after examining 65 multinational companies that were exposed to processes of globalization and changing values, was that – despite the penetration of ‘‘new’’ postnational values into those conservative companies – their founding core values remained stable (Inglehart & Baker, 2000, pp.
Advances in Military Sociology: Essays in Honour of Charles C. Moskos by Dr Guiseppe Caforio, Manas Chatterji