ON MILITARY CULTURE, theory, practice and African armed forces

: Vreÿ (F.), Esterhuyse (A.) & Mandrup (T.) eds.

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280 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013


A collection of essays that explore the theory and practice of military culture, civil-military relations, and the role of the armed forces in society. The book also includes a number of country case studies, with a particular focus on South Africa.

Contributions include:
"Strategising in an era of conceptual change: security institutions and the delivery of security in the 21st century" by Kim Hudson and Dan Henk
"Aligning societal and military culture" by Alan Okros
"Hamlet's Glass and the Radical Reality of Security Culture: religion, authorised violence and sacrifice" by Michael McKinley
"Morphing Mirror Images of Military Culture and the Nation-State: insecurities in Kenya" by Musambayi Katumanga
"Snapshots, Synapses, and Silences: social theory and military studies" by Peter Vale
"Forging the Post-apartheid Military Culture in South Africa" by Laurie Nathan
"Institutional Culture: the South African military and its search for organisational stability" by Abel Esterhuyse.

Francois Vreÿ is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Military Science, Stellenbosch University.
Abel Esterhuyse is Associate Professor of Strategy in the Faculty of Military Science of Stellenbosch University at the South African Military Academy.
Thomas Mandrup in Assistant Professor at the Institute of Political Science, University of Copenhagen and the Danish Institute of International Studies.