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A Hermeneutic Analysis of Military Operations in Afghanistan

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Garrett J. Lawless, Philippe Constantineau, Ali Dizboni
    Pages 1-3
  3. Garrett J. Lawless, Philippe Constantineau, Ali Dizboni
    Pages 5-11
  4. Garrett J. Lawless, Philippe Constantineau, Ali Dizboni
    Pages 13-27
  5. Garrett J. Lawless, Philippe Constantineau, Ali Dizboni
    Pages 29-37
  6. Garrett J. Lawless, Philippe Constantineau, Ali Dizboni
    Pages 39-56
  7. Garrett J. Lawless, Philippe Constantineau, Ali Dizboni
    Pages 57-63
  8. Garrett J. Lawless, Philippe Constantineau, Ali Dizboni
    Pages 65-72
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 73-78

About this book

Introduction

This book introduces the field of hermeneutics through a critique of military operations in Afghanistan.  Following a brief survey of modern political history of the country, the authors examine the link between cultural factors and the inefficiency of nation-building operations. Additionally, the project discusses contending academic approaches to culture, and identifies shortcomings in their theoretical propositions for military operations in failed states. Ultimately, this volume contextualizes the evolution of hermeneutical thinking and the benefits it provides in assessing the transformation of culture through military intervention. 

Keywords

culture defence Afghanistan nation building military strategy ethics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Transwest AirPrince AlbertCanada
  2. 2.Royal Military CollegeKingstonCanada
  3. 3.Royal Military CollegeKingstonCanada

About the authors

Garrett Lawless served 22 years in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a pilot. He is currently the COO of a Canadian regional airline. Garrett is interested in Critical Theory as applied to Culture and Normative Ethics.  

Philippe Constantineau is Professor of Political Theory in the Department of Political Science at the Royal Military College of Canada. He is the author of La doctrine classique de la politique étrangère: La Cité et les autres (1998). 

Ali Dizboni is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and in the War Studies Graduate Program at Royal Military College of Canada. He is Co-Principal Investigator of a successful multi-year grant for SSHRC Canada. He is the author of Islam and War: The Disparity Between the Technological-normative Evolution (2011).



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