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Toward a Structural Understanding of Coup Risk
Although coup risk plays an important role in theories of war, revolution, and democratization, scholars have not developed a rigorous conceptualization and valid measure of the concept. We develop a
Counterfactual Thought Experiments in World Politics Logical, Methodological, and Psychological Perspectives
List of ContributorsAcknowledgments1Counterfactual Thought Experiments in World Politics: Logical, Methodological, and Psychological Perspectives12Causes and Counterfactuals in Social Science:
Bring Me Men: Military Masculinity and the Benign Facade of American Empire, 1898-2001
The masculinity of those who serve in the American military would seem to beindisputable, yet it is full of contradictions. To become a warrior, one must renouncethose things in life that are
Does Social Cohesion Determine Motivation in Combat?
Based on a new Army War College study of unit cohesion in the Iraq War, Wong et al. argue that successful unit performance is determined by social cohesion (the strength of interpersonal bonds among
Pink and Blue: Outcomes Associated With the Integration of Open Gay and Lesbian Personnel in the San Diego Police Department
We examine whether the integration of open gay and lesbian officers has undermined the organizational effectiveness of the San Diego Police Department (SDPD). Based on an analysis of prior research
Conceptualizing the Civil–Military Gap
The authors suggest that scholars mean very different things when they refer to the civil–military gap. To illustrate the point, the authors conceptualize the gap in terms of four distinct ideal
Coup Risk, Counterbalancing, and International Conflict
Contrary to the literature on rallies-around-the-flag, this article argues that, in some circumstances, leaders may use international conflict to promote domestic divisiveness. More specifically, the
One Year Out: An Assessment of DADT Repeal's Impact on Military Readiness
Abstract : Prior to the repeal of don't ask, don't tell (DADT) on September 20, 2011, many observers predicted that allowing lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) troops to serve openly would harm the
Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: Is the Gay Ban Based on Military Necessity?
  • A. Belkin
  • Political Science
    The US Army War College Quarterly: Parameters
  • 1 July 2003
Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: Is the Gay Ban Based on Military Necessity? AARON BELKIN © 2003 Aaron Belkin T en years ago, President Bill Clinton, the US Congress, and much of the na- tion were swept up in
Don't ask, don't tell : debating the gay ban in the military
Introduction - the Editors. - History Repeating Itself: A Historical Overview of Gay Men and Lesbians in the Military - Timothy Haggerty. - "Don't Ask, Don't Tell": Does the Gay Ban Preserve