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The politics of civil-military cooperation : Canada in Bosnia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan

Title
The politics of civil-military cooperation : Canada in Bosnia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan / Christopher Ankersen.
ISBN
9781137003355
1137003359
9781349434176
9781137003348
1137003340
9781137003348
Publication
[Basingstoke] : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Physical Description
1 online resource. (ix, 233 pages) : illustrations.
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Summary
Civil-military cooperation is a hallmark of contemporary military operations. Images of soldiers digging wells or helping to open schools characterize our view of what goes on in places such as Afghanistan. This book demonstrates that these operations overseas are indeed about winning hearts and minds just not the ones we normally expect. By examining Canada's civil-military cooperation efforts in Kosovo, Bosnia, and Afghanistan through the lens of Clausewitz's 'Remarkable Trinity', Ankersen shows that military action is the product of influences from the government, the armed forces, and the people at home. Drawing on interviews with politicians and practitioners, as well as first-hand field research, this book provides an in-depth examination of the important domestic relationships that drive overseas military activity. It highlights that contemporary civil-military relations are not only about soldiers following orders, but also negotiations, vested interests and contested group identities.
Variant and related titles
Canada in Bosnia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan
Palgrave international relations & development collection 2014.
Other formats
Print version: Ankersen, Christopher. Politics of Civil-Military Cooperation : Canada in Bosnia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2014
Format
Books / Online
Language
English
Added to Catalog
April 19, 2018
Series
Rethinking peace and conflict studies.
Rethinking peace and conflict studies
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
1. Introduction: The Politics of Civil-Military Cooperation
2. Missing Pieces: Thinking about Civil-Military Cooperation
3. The Evolution of Civil-Military Cooperation in Peace and War
4.A Clausewitzian Framework for Analysis
5. The People: Ambivalent Support
6. The Government: Delicious Ambiguity
7. The Military: Ambitious Institution, Ad lib Individuals
8. Putting it all Together: Building an Effective Strategic Narrative
9. Conclusion: The Many Whys of Civil-Military Cooperation.
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