Thomas Crosbie, Royal Danish Defence College
Scholars and practitioners alike are increasingly aware of the need to rethink the role played by militaries in politics. The normative positions we have inherited from the past sixty years of civil-military relations scholarship are neither theoretically compelling nor do they serve the pressing needs of practitioners. Indeed, the most characteristic concern of the field – to keep officers out of politics – is not only unrealistic, but undesirable. This book series explores the ways in which militaries shaped and are shaped by their political environments, rejecting both the possibility that militaries can be isolated from politics and the belief that politics somehow pollutes the purity of the military profession. Instead, these books, drawing from an emerging interdisciplinary field of research, focus on productive aspects of military political dynamics within and between states.
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