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Literature Review on (Defense and Military Policy) Postmodern Perspectives

In the Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy, [1] Anders McDonald Sookermany offers the following summary about the topic of (Defense and Military Policy) Postmodern Perspectives: This entry examines the idea of a postmodern military. The modern conception of the military is foundationally connected to the Westphalian nation-state system with emphasis on state sovereignty, hierarchy, and bureaucracy. The postmodern military discourse, on the other hand, should be seen as a response to the vast global changes witnessed worldwide with the ending of the Cold War era and as such builds on openness and transparency across any kind of borders. This entry examines the origin and condition of what might be seen as the multidisciplinary discourse on the postmodern military through: a) the meta-narrative that debates the relationship of the connection between the military and the concept of the postmodern; and b) a transformational narrative that taps into the debates on the military's adaptation to a postmodern worldview.


Notes and References

  1. Entry about (Defense and Military Policy) Postmodern Perspectives in the Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy (2015, Routledge, Oxford, United Kingdom)

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Further Reading

  • Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance (2018, Springer International Publishing, Germany)