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A Hermeneutic Analysis of Military Operations in Afghanistan

Authors: Lawless, Garrett J., Constantineau, Philippe, Dizboni, Ali

  • Introduces a cross-disciplinary approach by applying Hermeneutics to Defence Analysis and International Relations.
  • Provides an accessible presentation of Hermeneutics that is intelligible to a lay reader.
  • Engages both political theorists and defence analysts, asking them to deeply consider each other’s fields in order to generate new and important discussions.
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This book introduces the field of hermeneutics through a critique of military operations in Afghanistan.  Following a brief survey of modern political history of the country, the authors examine the link between cultural factors and the inefficiency of nation-building operations. Additionally, the project discusses contending academic approaches to culture, and identifies shortcomings in their theoretical propositions for military operations in failed states. Ultimately, this volume contextualizes the evolution of hermeneutical thinking and the benefits it provides in assessing the transformation of culture through military intervention. 

About the authors

Garrett Lawless served 22 years in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a pilot. He is currently the COO of a Canadian regional airline. Garrett is interested in Critical Theory as applied to Culture and Normative Ethics.  
Philippe Constantineau is Professor of Political Theory in the Department of Political Science at the Royal Military College of Canada. He is the author of La doctrine classique de la politique étrangère: La Cité et les autres (1998). 

Ali Dizboni is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and in the War Studies Graduate Program at Royal Military College of Canada. He is Co-Principal Investigator of a successful multi-year grant for SSHRC Canada. He is the author of Islam and War: The Disparity Between the Technological-normative Evolution (2011).



Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Lawless, Garrett J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-3

  • A Very Brief History of Afghanistan

    Lawless, Garrett J. (et al.)

    Pages 5-11

  • The Issue of Culture

    Lawless, Garrett J. (et al.)

    Pages 13-27

  • From Philosophical Hermeneutics to Hermeneutical Philosophy

    Lawless, Garrett J. (et al.)

    Pages 29-37

  • Philosophical Hermeneutics and Hermeneutic Philosophy

    Lawless, Garrett J. (et al.)

    Pages 39-56

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-60012-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-60281-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Hermeneutic Analysis of Military Operations in Afghanistan
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-60012-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-60012-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-60281-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 78
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