Legitimacy and Commitment in the Military


Eleven essays written from the perspectives of psychology, sociology, history, philosophy, anthropology, and military studies by an international group of leading behavioral scientists explore the issues of legitimacy and commitment in the military, critically analyzing current "fault lines" and future trends in this area. Post-World War II wars are defined as "different" and are characterized by moral and political debate, demonstrations, conscientious objection, and more. Specific wars, such as in Vietnam and Algeria, military organizations, including the Soviet, Israeli, and U.S. Armies, and the individual soldier are scrutinized.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Hillel Levine
  • Charles A. Cotton
  • Frederick J. Manning
  • David H. Marlowe
  • Charles C. Moskos
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1990


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