"Edited by an expert in the sociology of war and peace, this new collection aims to take a fresh and unique perspective on war, focusing on the social-science perspectives rather than the militaristic, historical, or political viewpoints normally taken in such reference works. So, instead of battles and generals, the alphabetically ordered entries cover issues like Balance of power; Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell; Military industrial complex; Soldier suicides; Political will for war; War profiteering; and Ecological causes of war.
At four volumes, this encyclopedia almost seems too small to be considered a resource on war itself. However, a closer look reveals the density and diversity of the information retained in these four books...The list of contributors, in the first volume, is reassuringly robust. It includes not just professors from world universities, but independent scholars, professors from military universities, and members of militaries from around the world.
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