ISBN (10)0674817362 
LanguageEnglish 
Classification322.5 HUN 
Title EntryThe soldier and the state: 
Subtitlethe theory and politics of civil-military relations  
MediumBook 
Class Scheme & Edition DDC 23 
AuthorHuntington, Samuel P 
Cover
Place of PublicationCambridge, USA : 
Publisher's NameThe Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 
Date of Publication1981 
Extentxvi, 536p.  
Other Detailsfootnotes, indexed, notes  
Item DescriptorChallenging old assumptions and ideas on the role of the military in society. Stressing the value of the military outlook for American national policy by performing here the distinctive task of developing a general theory of civil-military relations and subjecting it to rigorous historical analysis 
Formatted Content NoteSections include – Introduction - national security and civil-military relations; Officership as a profession; The rise of the military profession in western society; The military mind – conservative realism of the professional military ethic; Power, professionalism, and ideology – civil-military relations in theory; Germany and Japan – civil-military relations in practice; The ideological constant – the liberal society versus military professionalism; The structural constant – the conservative constitution versus civilian control; The roots of the American military tradition before the Civil War; The creation of the American military profession; The failure of the neo-Hamiltonian compromise, 1890-1920; The constancy of interwar civil-military relations; World War II – the alchemy of power; Civil-military relations in the postwar decade; The political roles of the joint chiefs; The separation of powers and cold war defense; Departmental structure of civil-military relations; and Toward a new equilibrium  
Level Content-Audience Undergraduate 
Subject Entry Militarism - United States of America
Civil supremacy over the military - United States of America
Military policy
Sociology - Military 
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