By Gerhard KÃ¼mmel
The contributions to this anthology in honor of the overdue army sociologist J??rgen Kuhlmann concentrate on the soldier and his family in the direction of the militia and in the direction of society. This person - association and person - society nexus is explored from diverse angles by way of assorted nationwide and overseas contexts. The chapters to this quantity hence support the tutorial in addition to the practitioner and the reader to raised comprehend the dynamics and the serious matters during this soldier - army - society triangle.
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There are four principal reasons. First, the model provides an axis of investigation which has been shown to be effective and which is in harmony with the organizational culture of the Army. It is useful in its own right as a tool with which to investigate the Army at unit level. Second, the model 33 shows promise as a tool to be used across military institutions as a common framework for cross-cultural comparison. Initial, unpublished, research with a USAF squadron provides encouragement in this respect.
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Armed Forces, Soldiers and Civil-Military Relations by Gerhard KÃ¼mmel