Advances in Military Sociology: Essays in Honour of Charles by Dr Guiseppe Caforio, Manas Chatterji

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 provided at RC01's overseas convention in Seoul (July 2008). It deals an updated view of the landscape of social stories on militia and clash answer in a context of fast-moving swap that renders many previous theoretical previsions out of date. simply to cite elements of this transformation, possible aspect to begin with to how the awarded reports circulate past the very idea of globalization, and then the convention have been named. It in reality emerged with readability that the recent dimensions of the context during which militaries and armed forces coverage needs to circulation are these of a continuing, diffuse interplay of the 'local' and the 'global', so-called globalization. A moment element, within the overseas sector, is the shift in the direction of a multipolar international order with the U.S., the eu Union, China, Russia, Latin the United States, Japan and India all manoeuvring for place, a shift that has major outcomes on army motion to boot.

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27–63) held that absolutist politics prevailed in the first years of the nation-state, dictating the rules of behavior in all areas of social endeavors, and determining society’s traditional criteria. These, the author notes, launched ventures of military sacrifice and combat that ‘‘sanctify’’ the groups identified with them. And as Foucault (1975) maintained, most of all, the public gives credit not to members of the establishment, but to the ‘‘volunteers-entrepreneurs,’’ located ‘‘deep down’’ in the popular culture, who willingly, with no need for 16 UDI LEBEL enforcement police, chose with absolute loyalty criteria promoting general value in the public’s name.

83–111; Resnik, 2007, pp. 155–181). Exposure to globalization failed to shatter the foundations of national values. While the foundations became more polemical, displaying competing narratives and heterogeneous interpretations, their basic values remained the organizing, founding ones (Blank, 2006, pp. 263–281). 1. Republican Citizenship in the Glocalization Era Burke (1995, pp. 503–529) maintains that citizenship is an indication of an individual’s place in society, the public discourse, and the political community.

Context, and appreciated his orientation toward the policy implications of his research. Charlie gave invited lectures at institutions in Australia, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Uruguay, and the Soviet Union. He was proud that his writings had been translated into so many 4 LAURA MILLER languages: Albanian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Thai, and Turkish.

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