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Bordieuan Field Theory as an Instrument for Military Operational Analysis

Authors: Gunneriusson, Håkan

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This book uses Pierre Bourdieu’s field theory as a lens through which to examine military operations. Novel in its approach, this innovative text provides a better, more nuanced understanding of the modern ‘battlespace’, particularly in instances of prolonged low-intensity conflict. Formed in two parts, this book primarily explores the scope of Bourdien theory before secondly providing a detailed case study of the Yugoslavian succession war of 1990-1992. Gunneriusson suggests that although theories do not necessarily provide answers, they do help us ask better questions. This volume suggests news lines of interdisciplinary investigation that will be of interest to members of armed forces, practitioners from NGOs, and policymakers.

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Håkan Gunneriusson is the Head of Research and Deputy Head of Land Operations Section, Department of Military Studies, Swedish Defense University (SEDU), Sweden. His research focus on hybrid warfare, military ground tactics, as well as sociological and historical perspectives on military tactics and culture.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Terms in Search for a Theoretical Definition

    Gunneriusson, Håkan

    Pages 3-12

  • Field Theory

    Gunneriusson, Håkan

    Pages 13-25

  • The Political Field in the Operational Area

    Gunneriusson, Håkan

    Pages 27-33

  • Field Operations as Information Warfare and Operationalisation of Theory

    Gunneriusson, Håkan

    Pages 35-48

  • The Pre-war Strategic Situation in the Balkans from a Field Theory Perspective

    Gunneriusson, Håkan

    Pages 51-62

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Softcover 29,12 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bordieuan Field Theory as an Instrument for Military Operational Analysis
Authors
Series Title
New Security Challenges
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-65352-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-65352-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-65351-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88005-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 123
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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