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aggression

aggression  

Behaviour in an animal that serves to intimidate or injure another animal, but that is not connected with predation.
Aircraft Industrialists

Aircraft Industrialists  

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Among the ever‐widening links between military and social institutions, few have been as extensive or dynamic as the relationship between the U.S. military and the aircraft industry. From the ...
Armed Services Lobbying Associations

Armed Services Lobbying Associations  

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Voluntary organizations designed to support a specific branch of the American military have always existed in the United States. In the nineteenth century, many groups organized along specialist ...
Benjamin Franklin Tracy

Benjamin Franklin Tracy  

(1830–1915) U.S. army officer, jurist, and secretary of the navy. Born in Tioga County, New York, Tracy earned a Congressional Medal of Honor commanding the 109th New York Regiment in ...
Charles E. Wilson

Charles E. Wilson  

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(1890–1961), industrialist and secretary of defense.Wilson received an engineering degree in 1909 at Carnegie Tech University. A distinguished career in industry led to his appointment as vice ...
Charles Wright Mills

Charles Wright Mills  

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(1916–62)An influential US sociologist whose work on the nature of the class system and on the influence of the power elite in society countered the functionalist consensus of other sociologists of ...
Civil-Military Relations

Civil-Military Relations  

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Americans have traditionally been suspicious of military governance, a distrust that stems from their belief in individual liberty, representative government, and civilian control of the military. ...
E. P. Thompson

E. P. Thompson  

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(1924–93)Historian, born in Oxford and educated at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge; for many years (1948–65) an extramural lecturer at Leeds University. His works include an influential study of ...
Economic Conversion

Economic Conversion  

Economic conversion, also referred to as “defense conversion” or “arms conversion,” is the economic, technical, and political process required for moving from a military to a civilian economy. ...
Economy and War

Economy and War  

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This essay offers a historical description of both the economic consequences of American wars and the manner in which the state of the economy and its mobilization sustained or hindered ...
Imperialism and War

Imperialism and War  

The term “imperialism” has been used in a wide variety of senses. In its broad sense, “imperialism” refers not only to the actions and attitudes of a people or country ...
Industry and War

Industry and War  

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The impact of America's wars on industrial production has varied dramatically, depending on the particular war and the stage of industrial development.The key economic fact about the American ...
Marxism, Conflict, and Peace

Marxism, Conflict, and Peace  

Karl Marx (1818–1883) wrote relatively little on war, and almost nothing on peace (except to attack pacifists), but the idea of conflict, its nature and its occurrence, was at the ...
militarism

militarism  

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N. chiefly derogatory the belief or desire of a government or people that a country should maintain a strong military capability and be prepared to use it aggressively to defend or promote national ...
Militarism in History

Militarism in History  

The term “militarism” has been in existence for close to two hundred years, if we follow the research of the Heidelberg University historian Werner Conze, one of the foremost scholars ...
military and militarism

military and militarism  

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It is conventional wisdom that sociologists have tended to neglect military concerns. In fact this is a somewhat misleading claim, since not only have numerous studies taken the military as a ...
Military Expenditures

Military Expenditures  

Military expenditures may be defined as current and capital expenditures incurred by a government to meet the requirements of its armed forces. Defense ministries, agencies, and costs of associated ...
nation-state

nation-state  

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The conjoining of political institutions and collective identity in a single sovereign unit. In the modern era, the link between state and nation has increasingly become the sine qua non ...
pacifism

pacifism  

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N.the belief that war and violence are unjustifiable and that all disputes should be settled by peaceful means.pacifist n. & adj.n.the belief that war and violence are unjustifiable and that all ...
patriarchy

patriarchy  

Literally, a community of related families under the authority of a male head called a patriarch; applied more generally to any form of social organization in which men have predominant power. ...

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