How Democracies Lose Small Wars by Gil Merom
Look inside with Google Book Preview
How Democracies Lose Small Wars
By Gil Merom

How Democracies Lose Small Wars

State, Society, and the Failures of France in Algeria, Israel in Lebanon, and the United States in Vietnam

By (author) See other recent books by Gil Merom
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $62.95
Your Price: $56.66 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $6.30! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.83 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply



How Democracies Lose Small Wars by Gil Merom

Book Description

In this 2003 book, Gil Merom argues that modern democracies fail in insurgency wars because they are unable to find a winning balance between expedient and moral tolerance to the costs of war. Small wars, he argues, are lost at home when a critical minority mass shifts the center of gravity from the battlefield to the market place of ideas. Merom analyzes the role of brutality in counterinsurgency, the historical foundations of moral and expedient opposition to war, and the actions states traditionally took in order to preserve foreign policy autonomy. He then discusses the elements of the process that led to the failure of France in Algeria and Israel in Lebanon. In the conclusion, Merom considers the Vietnam War and the influence failed small wars had on Western war-making and military intervention.

Buy How Democracies Lose Small Wars book by Gil Merom from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780521008778
ISBN-10: 0521008778
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 310
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 4-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author Gil Merom

How Democracies Lose Small Wars by Gil Merom How Democracies Lose Small Wars, Hardback (August 2003)

This 2003 book examines how modern democracies fail in insurgency wars because they are unable to find a winning balance.

» View all books by Gil Merom

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about How Democracies Lose Small Wars book by Gil Merom and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Gil Merom close
How Democracies Lose Small Wars by Gil Merom
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close