Handbook of the Sociology of the Military

  • Giuseppe Caforio
  • Marina Nuciari

Part of the Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research book series (HSSR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. General Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Giuseppe Caforio
      Pages 3-7
    3. Giuseppe Caforio, Doo-Seung Hong
      Pages 9-31
  3. Theoretical and Methodological Orientations

  4. Armed Forces and Society

  5. Inside the Military

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. Joseph Soeters
      Pages 251-272
    3. Giuseppe Caforio
      Pages 273-300
    4. Lindy Heinecken, Joseph Soeters
      Pages 327-339
    5. Karin De Angelis, David G. Smith, Mady W. Segal
      Pages 341-357
    6. Tomas Kucera, Liesbeth Gulpers
      Pages 359-376
  6. Trends in the Military

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 405-405
    2. Philippe Manigart
      Pages 407-425
    3. René Moelker, Narda Schenk
      Pages 443-462
    4. Udi Lebel, Uzi Ben-Shalom
      Pages 463-475
  7. New Missions for the Military

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 495-495
    2. Maria Luisa Maniscalco
      Pages 535-551
    3. Henning Sørensen, Claus Kold
      Pages 553-578
  8. A Conclusive View

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 579-579
    2. Giuseppe Caforio, Marina Nuciari
      Pages 581-613
    3. Giuseppe Caforio, Marina Nuciari
      Pages 615-650

About this book


This new edition of the volume is presented on the wave of the success which had its first edition (2003). It is entirely updated to the current situation of the disciplines covered, and expanded with particular regard to the new missions, that have become the main challenge for the armed forces in these first decades of the new millennium, with new insights to technological development toward so-called cyborg warriors, new forms of leadership and changes in soldier's identity and organisational culture. It is compiled of documents coming from various researchers at universities around the world as well as military officers devoted to the sector of study. Covered in this volume is a historical excursus of studies prior to contemporary research, interpretive models and theoretical approaches developed specifically for this topic, civic-military relations including issues surrounding democratic control of the armed forces, military culture, professional training, conditions and problems of minorities in the armed forces, an examination of the structural change within the military over the years including new duties and functions following the Cold War.  


Study of the Military Models for Military Professions Military Sociology in the United States and Europe Organized Violence and the Military Military Mobilization Civil-Military Relations Public Trust in the Military Democratic Control of the Military Violence Experiences of Combat Soldiers Soldiers and Governments in Africa Organizaional Cultures in the Military Military Officer Education Change in Gendered Organisations Military Families LGBT Personnel in the Military

Editors and affiliations

  • Giuseppe Caforio
    • 1
  • Marina Nuciari
    • 2
  1. 1.Centro Interuniversitario di Studi e Ricerche Storico-miitariPisaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Economics and Social Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics (E.So.Ma.S.)State University of Torino ItalyTurinItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-71600-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-71602-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-6903
  • Series Online ISSN 2542-839X
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