The Politics of Military Families: State, Work Organizations, and the Rise of the Negotiation Household

1st Edition

René Moelker, Manon Andres, Nina Rones

Published June 25, 2019
Reference - 354 Pages - 15 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367134426 - CAT# K409599
Series: Cass Military Studies


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This book examines the politics of military families in relation to the tensions between the state, military organization, and private life.

It elaborates on the tensions between the advent of challenging worldwide deployment for the military and the prominence of the home front. The volume aims to understand the dynamics of conflict and change within triad figurations at the macro (society), meso (organizational), and micro (family) level and is guided by the following overarching research questions:

  • What are the key issues in the three-party dynamics?
  • What tensions exist in these dynamics?
  • How do actors seek to arrive at a balance? What initiatives for change are made?

With contributions from international scholars, who examine the workings of politics in military families at all three levels, the book argues that members within military families deal with shifting power balances and these are impacted by demands from organizations and the state.

This book will be of much interest to students of military studies, sociology, organizational studies and politics.

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