Miller, David and Mills, Tom (2010) Counterinsurgency and Terror expertise: The integration of academics into the war effort. Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 23 (2). pp. 203-221. ISSN 0955-7571Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
In this paper the authors draw upon the tradition of Power Structure Research to analyse the increased interpenetration of the military and the social sciences, particularly the recruitment of anthropologists and the adoption and adaptation of counterinsurgency strategies. It is argued that such actors should be understood not as disinterested 'experts' but as being organically embedded in a military-industrial-academic complex. The paper considers a number of contemporary examples as well as considering the historical roots of these trends. It is argued that this interpenetration violates the ethical norms of the academy and the moral and social responsibilities of intellectuals.
|Keywords:||power structure, counterinsurgency strategies, ethics, moral responsibility, Sociology, Political Science and International Relations|
|Subjects:||Social Sciences > Sociology|
|Department:||Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Social Work and Social Policy > Sociology|
|Depositing user:||Mr David McMinn|
|Date Deposited:||16 Sep 2010 13:51|
|Last modified:||27 May 2016 03:35|