The Soldier and the State: The Theory and Politics of Civil–Military Relations

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Harvard University Press, 1957 - History - 534 pages
In this classic work, Huntington challenges 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.
 

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Contents

National Security and CivilMilitary
1
Officership as a Profession
7
The Rise of the Military Profession in Western Society
19
Conservative Realism of the Profes
59
CivilMilitary
80
THE EQUILIBRIUM OP OBJECTIVE CIVILIAN CONTROL
96
The Liberal Society versus
143
THE MILITARY HERO IN LIBERAL POLITICS
157
The Roots of the American Military Tradition before
193
The Creation of the American Military Profession
222
The Failure of the NeoHamiltonian Compromise 1890
270
THE ABORTIVE IDENTIFICATION WITH SOCIETY 19181925
282
The Constancy of Interwar CivilMilitary Relations
289
The Alchemy of Power
315
CivilMilitary Relations in the Postwar Decade
345
The Political Roles of the Joint Chiefs
374

The Conservative Constitution
163
THE EMPIRE WITHIN
169
DUAL CONTROL OVER THE NATIONAL
177
THE POLITICALMILITARY
184
The Separation of Powers and Cold War Defense
400
Departmental Structure of CivilMilitary Relations
428
Toward a New Equilibrium
456
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Samuel P. Huntington was Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs at Harvard University and the author of The Clash of Civilizations, The Soldier and the State, Political Order in Changing Societies, and American Politics: The Promise of Disharmony, among other books.

Samuel P. Huntington was Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs at Harvard University and the author of The Clash of Civilizations, The Soldier and the State, Political Order in Changing Societies, and American Politics: The Promise of Disharmony, among other books.

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