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Distinguished and Rogers Professor Emeritus Political Science William R Thompson; Hicham Bou Nassif

Distinguished and Rogers Professor Emeritus Political Science William R Thompson; Hicham Bou Nassif The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Military in Politics : 3-Volume Set (Hardcover)

Distinguished and Rogers Professor Emeritus Political Science William R Thompson; Hicham Bou Nassif The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Military in Politics : 3-Volume Set (Hardcover)

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"This encyclopedia provides the definitive resource for exploring the role that military personnel and organizations have played in politics. Many of the articles examine how the military has been involved in politics in specific states. Other articles link the country-specific accounts to broader questions concerning the military in politics, such as what factors encourage military coups, what are the consequences of military rule, how do military personnel vote, and whether military expenditures boost economic growth. No other work has examined the relationships between governments and their military with such breadth. As a result, the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Military in Politics is a necessary resource for students, specialists, and scholars"-- People tend to think of civil-military relationships in binary terms. Either the military takes its orders from its usually civilian government leaders without any resistance or the military calls the governmental shots by taking over the government when it is displeased with civilian
behavior. Reality, of course, is much different. There is an incredible variety of civil-military relationships around the globe, ranging between the continuum end points of full obedience to governmental authority and military coups d'etat. It is ordinarily difficult to tap into that variety
easily because edited collections of country studies are constrained by space limitations to covering a handful of representative or interesting political systems. That constraint often leads to focusing on a few well known cases - normally, ones involving intermittent military rule. Other
examinations limit themselves to more in-depth analysis of single cases. The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Military in Politics is the first of its kind in the sense that it contains 92 chapters encompassing roughly a hundred cases examining the evolution of civil-military relationships over time.
Approximately half of the cases encompass states in which the military more or less accepts political subordination. In the other half, they either have refused to be subordinated or become politically insubordinate intermittently. Authors were recruited from around the world to address these
issues from a variety of perspectives. In addition, another 32 chapters examine topical questions such as what factors encourage military coups, what are the consequences of military rule, how do the military vote, or whether military expenditures boost economic growth.
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Military in Politics (Hardcover)

Specifications

Language

English

Publisher

Oxford University Press, USA

Book Format

Hardcover

Number of Pages

2880

Author

Distinguished and Rogers Professor Emeritus Political Science William R Thompson; Hicham Bou Nassif

Title

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Military in Politics

ISBN-13

9780190921514

Publication Date

April, 2022

Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)

10.80 x 8.20 x 5.50 Inches

ISBN-10

019092151X

SKU: WA360319503

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