The Journal of Political & Military Sociology publishes articles of a theoretical, methodological, and empirical nature, advancing the study of political and military sociology through interdisciplinary and comparative approaches. The journal encourages authors to address themselves to the vital issues of our time in the areas of political and military social policy through the Western and non-Western worlds.

Vol. 47 No. 2 (2020)

Published: 2022-01-17

Understanding the Colossus

The Dominant Gun Class and State Formation in South Sudan

Majak D’Agoôt

111–143

Abstract

In the process of state-and society-building, social differentiation and the emergence of a dominant class are unavoidable. While social...

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Kent State in Context

The National Guard in Campus Disorders, 1965–1970

Thomas M. Guterbock

144–187

Abstract

The year 2020 marked the fiftieth anniversary of the May 4th tragedy at Kent State University. This article reviews the use of the National...

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Conscription and Willingness to Defend as Cornerstones of National Defense in Israel and Finland

Maya Hadar, Teemu Häkkinen

188–218

Abstract

In this article we explore the role of conscription and citizens’ willingness to defend the state in Israel and Finland. Focusing on...

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Not Just Pooling, but Helping Generate Capabilities

Alliances and Capability Growth

Choong-Nam Kang

219–239

Abstract

This study explores sequential effects between alliances and member states’ capability growth. It argues that alliances have the effect of...

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States of Depression: Violence and Precarious Coexistence in Southeast Turkey by Zerrin Ozlem Biner

Michael M. Gunter

240–242

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States of Dispossession: Violence and Precarious Coexistence in Southeast Turkey by Zerrin Ozlem Biner....

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South Africa's Post-Apartheid Military: Lost in Transition and Transformation by Lindy Heinecken

Stephen R. Davis

242–244

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South Africa’s Post-Apartheid Military: Lost in Transition and Transformation by Lindy Heinecken. Cape Town:...

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Uniquely Okinawan: Determining Identity during the U.S. Wartime Occupation by Courtney A. Short

Chu-Wen Hsieh

244–247

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Uniquely Okinawan: Determining Identity during the U.S. Wartime Occupation by Courtney A. Short. New York:...

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Strategies for Governing: Reinventing Public Administration for a Dangerous Century by Alasdair Roberts

Richard F. Huff

247–249

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Strategies for Governing: Reinventing Public Administration for a Dangerous Century by Alasdair Roberts....

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Countering Violent Extremism and Terrorism: Assessing Domestic and International Strategies edited by Stéfanie von Hlatky

Stephen Tankel

249–251

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Countering Violent Extremism and Terrorism: Assessing Domestic and International Strategies edited by Stéfanie...

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