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The Soldier and the State

The Theory and Politics of Civil–Military Relations

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$38.00 • £27.95 • €34.00

ISBN 9780674817364

Publication: September 1981


560 pages

6 x 9 inches

Belknap Press


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In a classic work, Samuel P. Huntington challenges most of the old assumptions and ideas on the role of the military in society. Stressing the value of the military outlook for American national policy, Huntington has performed the distinctive task of developing a general theory of civil–military relations and subjecting it to rigorous historical analysis.