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dc.contributor.authorZirker, Danielen_NZ
dc.contributor.editorZirker, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-28T01:25:09Z
dc.date.available2015-05-04en_NZ
dc.date.available2020-02-28T01:25:09Z
dc.date.issued2015en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationZirker, D. (2015). Introduction. In D. Zirker (Ed.), Forging Military Identity in Culturally Pluralistic Societies: Quasi-Ethnicity (pp. 1–15). Lanham, Maryland, United States: Lexington Books.en
dc.identifier.issn1352-8165en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/13474
dc.description.abstractThe "Third Wave of Democracy" has had a decidedly mixed impact on the world's military establishments. An increasing appearance of "tribal behavior" and social isolation of military institutions in a post-conscription era, wars of attrition fought conservatively by volunteer forces against ethnic armies, religious tradition versus various versions of modernity, these patterns are rapidly becoming the hallmarks of our age. The end of the Cold War, and of ideology as a driving force of conflict has had profound impacts upon our understanding of socio-political development in virtually all parts of the world. In an important sense, identities-ethnic, religious, linguistic and even historic-have replaced the dichotomous ideological divide that characterized the Cold War. Social science axioms of that now almost-forgotten period have collapsed, along with the major "East Bloc" political systems, while pre-WWI obsessions with conceptualizations of culture, identity, religion and ethnicity have increasingly come to dominate political behavior.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherLexington Booksen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttps://rowman.com/
dc.rights© 2015 Lexington Books. Reproduced by permission of Rowman & Littlefield(https://rowman.com/)
dc.subjectArts & Humanitiesen_NZ
dc.subjectTheateren_NZ
dc.titleIntroductionen_NZ
dc.typeChapter in Book
dc.relation.isPartOfForging Military Identity in Culturally Pluralistic Societies: Quasi-Ethnicity
pubs.begin-page1
pubs.elements-id132789
pubs.end-page15
pubs.place-of-publicationLanham, Maryland, United States
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_NZ


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