The Marketing of War in the Age of Neo-Militarism
Edited by Kostas Gouliamos, Christos Kassimeris
Routledge – 2012 – 278 pages
Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology
The post-9/11 era and the overall impact of international terrorism have generated much debate regarding the role of military apparatus in modern society. This book assesses the inherent meaning of the militarization from a critical, interdisciplinary perspective. Against the background of democracy and capitalism, The Marketing of War in the Age of Neo-Militarism challenges prevailing accounts of the "military-industrial complex" as it explores significant interrelated themes denoting the accelerating process of militarization of society.
Designed to address pressing socio-political phenomena, this book is the first of its genre contesting conventional wisdom about the perceived link between war and the "military-industrial complex." It is unique not merely because of its approach, but also for its thorough analysis of deeply affected social institutions and processes such as education, popular culture, geopolitics, military expenditure, space and the environment.
Contributing authors advance the discussion by exposing factual information demonstrating the nature and scope of society’s militarization. Their analysis is also broadened to encompass key concepts and diverse aspects of the subject matter that provoke a lively debate. The book offers compelling arguments that will be indispensable to scholars, students, professionals, and policy and decision makers with an interest in social and political sciences as well as in other related fields.
1. Introduction Kostas Gouliamos and Christos Kassimeris Part I 2. Stratocracy: The Growing Hypertrophy of the LifeWorld Militarization Kostas Gouliamos and Christos Kassimeris 3. A Dangerous Language Rūta Marcinkevičienė 4. Militarization and Popular Culture Matt Davies and Simon Philpott 5. The Treadmill of Destruction Goes Global: Anticipating the Environmental Impact of Militarism in the 21st Century Gregory Hooks and Chad L. Smith Part II 6. Democracy and Militarism Robert L. Ivie 7. U.S Homeland Security, the Global War on Terror and Militarism Michael Stohl 8. Re-Launching NATO After 9/11 Vangelis Horafas 9. Space – The High Ground of the European Union’s Emerging Military Policies Frank Slijper Part III 10. War and Capitalism Fanny Coulomb and Jacques Fontanel 11. Military Expenditure and the Global Culture of Militarism Sam Perlo-Freeman 12. The National Security Exception, the Global Political Economy and Militarization Susan T. Jackson 13. The Militarization of US Higher Education After 9/11 Henry A. Giroux 14. Conclusion Kostas Gouliamos and Christos Kassimeris
Christos Kassimeris is Chairman of the Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences at the European University Cyprus.
Kostas Gouliamos is Professor and elected Vice-Rector for Research & External Relations of the European University Cyprus.