Military elites and the study of war

@article{Janowitz1957MilitaryEA,
  title={Military elites and the study of war},
  author={Morris Janowitz},
  journal={Journal of Conflict Resolution},
  year={1957},
  volume={1},
  pages={18 - 9}
}
  • M. Janowitz
  • Published 1 March 1957
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • Journal of Conflict Resolution
attempt to encompass forms as diverse as family, community, ethnic, and class conflict (1, 3, 10). Clearly, the understanding of war would be a crucial test of any general theory of social conflict.1 Despite aspirations for generalized explanations of social con? flicts, social scientists cannot overlook the highly distinctive aspects of war as a proc? ess of social change. First, as of the second half of the twentieth century, wars are "unique" forms of social conflicts because they are waged… 

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