A Hermeneutic Analysis of Military Operations in Afghanistan

  • Garrett J. Lawless
  • Philippe Constantineau
  • Ali Dizboni

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

  • Garrett J. Lawless
    • 1
  • Philippe Constantineau
    • 2
  • Ali Dizboni
    • 3
  1. 1.Transwest AirPrince AlbertCanada
  2. 2.Royal Military CollegeKingstonCanada
  3. 3.Royal Military CollegeKingstonCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-60012-7
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-60281-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-60012-7
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