Armed Forces and International Security: Global Trends and Issues
Designed as a textbook and interdisciplinary reference for the social sciences, this volume examines key issues in the current global security agenda and relationships between armed forces and society around the world. The book's concise chapters - on a broad range of themes related to national and international security, military sociology, and civil-military relations - were written by experts from 18 countries. This volume also has a groundbreaking section, which - using country studies and regional overviews - discusses civil-military relations in as well as the most salient theoretical and practical features of current means of democratic control of the armed forces in the early 21st century.
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Página 322 - All Members shall give the United Nations every assistance in any action it takes in accordance with the present charter, and shall refrain from giving assistance to any state against which the United Nations is taking preventive or enforcement action.
Página 321 - To maintain international peace and security, and to that end: to take effective collective measures for the prevention and removal of threats to the peace, and for the suppression of acts of aggression or other breaches of the peace...
Página 333 - Article shall include humanitarian and rescue tasks, peacekeeping tasks and tasks of combat forces in crisis management, including peacemaking.
Página 328 - To this end, the Union must have the capacity for autonomous action, backed up by credible military forces, the means to decide to use them, and a readiness to do so, in order to respond to international crises without prejudice to actions by NATO.
Página 280 - See Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann, The Social Construction of Reality (Garden City, NY: Doubleday Anchor Books, 1967), pp.
Página 259 - Blau, G. (1981). An empirical investigation of job stress, social support, service length, and job strain.
Página 59 - The preparation of this article was supported in part by the US Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences under contract DASW 0100K0016.
Página 29 - The military establishment becomes a constabulary force when it is continuously prepared to act, committed to the minimum use of force, and seeks viable international relations, rather than victory, because it has incorporated a protective military posture.
Página 327 - ... to safeguard the common values, fundamental interests, independence, and integrity of the Union in conformity with the principles of the United Nations Charter...
Página 327 - In the context of the principles and objectives of its external action, the Union shall define and implement a common foreign and security policy covering all areas of foreign and security policy.