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Creating Military Power: The Sources of Military Effectiveness

Risa A. Brooks and Elizabeth A. Stanley


This book examines how societies, cultures, political structures, and the global environment affect countries' military organizations. Unlike most analyses of countries' military power, which focus on material and basic resources—such as the size of population, technological and industrial base, and gross national product (GNP)—this volume takes a more expansive view. Its overarching argument is that states' global environments and the particularities of their cultures, social structures, and political institutions often affect how they organize and prepare for war, and ultimately impact their ... More

Keywords: societies, cultures, political structures, global environment, military organizations, basic resources, population size, industrial base, gross national product, combat effectiveness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780804753999
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804753999.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Risa A. Brooks, editor

Elizabeth A. Stanley, editor