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Political mercenaries and citizen soldiers

Yogendra K. Malik

Political mercenaries and citizen soldiers

a profile of north Indian party activists

by Yogendra K. Malik

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Published by Chanakya Publications in Delhi .
Written in English

    Places:
  • India.
    • Subjects:
    • Political parties -- India.,
    • Party affiliation -- India.,
    • Political activists -- India.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementYogendra K. Malik and Jesse F. Marquette.
      ContributionsMarquette, J. F.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsJQ298.A1 M36 1990
      The Physical Object
      Pagination213 p. :
      Number of Pages213
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2008197M
      ISBN 108170010810
      LC Control Number90906762
      OCLC/WorldCa22534270

        Through the tax mechanism they presumably left this to professional soldiers in full-time employment — often misleadingly labelled ‘mercenaries’ — and only with the levée en masse, in the wake of the French Revolution, was the idea of the citizen-soldier revived. 9 Norbert Elias, moreover, argued that the monopolization of violence in Cited by: Mercenaries are ineffective. Wrong, very wrong. Mercs are illegitimate. "Legitimacy" is a big word people like to throw around with much thinking. Ultimately, it doesn't really matter that much. Mercs are all evil. Some are, some are not. Same with soldiers. We can use international law to . They fought for home and family, which was preferable to professional mercenaries only in it for the emperor's spoils. Killing for the Republic: Citizen Soldiers and the Roman Way of War, Steele Brand, Johns Hopkins University Press, pages. Steele Brand is a historian who pays not even lip service to historical determinism.


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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Malik, Yogendra K. Political mercenaries and citizen soldiers. Delhi: Chanakya Publications, (OCoLC) Killing for the Republic: Citizen Soldiers and the Roman Way of War, Steele Brand, Johns Hopkins University Press, pages.

Steele Brand is a historian who pays not even lip service to. A mercenary, sometimes known as a soldier of fortune, is an individual who takes part in military conflict for personal profit, is otherwise an outsider to the conflict, and is not a member of any other official military.

Mercenaries fight for money or other forms of payment rather than for political interests. Beginning in the 20th century, mercenaries have increasingly come to be seen as.

Uncategorized In Praise of Rome’s Citizen Soldiers. They fought for home and family, as opposed to professional mercenaries only in it for the emperor’s spoils.”Roman soldiers in the circus,” painting by Aniello Falcone, circa (public domain).Killing for the Republic: Citizen Soldiers and the Roman Way of War, Steele Brand, Johns Hopkins University Press, pagesSteele Brand is.

The main aim of this book is to argue that the use of private force by states has been restricted by a norm against mercenary use. The book traces the evolution of this norm, from mercenaries in medieval Europe through to private security companies in modern day Iraq, telling a story about how the mercenaries of yesterday have evolved into those of today in the norm.

We have not used mercenaries as combat forces. Yet. But it’s time to ask ourselves, before it’s too late, whether we want to uphold the tradition of the citizen-soldiers who won at Trenton—or hire the Hessians our ancestors defeated. Ralph Peters’ most-recent book is Darkness at Chancellorsville.

A militia (/ m ɪ ˈ l ɪ ʃ ə /) is generally an army or some other fighting organization of non-professional soldiers, citizens of a nation, or subjects of a state, who can be called upon for military service during a time of need, as opposed to a professional force of regular, full-time military personnel, or historically, members of a warrior nobility class (e.g., knights or samurai).

Instead of citizen-soldiers, they’re (in some cases) non-citizen mercenaries and non-citizen contractors. Blackwater (Xe), Triple Canopy, Dyncorp, KBR: there are more contractor personnel in Iraq than U.S. military, and many contractors are providing security and doing tasks that our military used to do, like KP, for a lot more money.

Mercenaries were at the Political mercenaries and citizen soldiers book of the hierarchy of military excellence, citizen-soldiers at the top.

We can see this view reflected in George Washington’s message to his soldiers before the first major engagement of the Revolutionary War, the Battle of Long Island: Remember, officers and Soldiers, that you are Freemen.

armed forces composed of conscripted citizen-soldiers. Liberalism, which in the following also includes Neoliberalism, suggests the frag-mentation and limitation of governmental powers and the political neutrality of professional armed forces. This book demonstrates that Republicanism and Liberalism continue to shape our understanding.

Jeremy Scahill's new book is a brilliant exposé and belongs on the reading list of any conscientious citizen. What Political mercenaries and citizen soldiers book at stake here is our nation's model of a citizen army, because that model - Washington's vision - can not be easily reconciled with a world in which Blackwater and other contractors thrive, performing an ever growing portion of.

APUSH Critical Review Citizen Soldiers: The U.S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany is a book following Allied soldiers until the end of World War II written by American author Stephen E.

Ambrose. All the stories in this book are non-fiction and covers the brutality of war through the eyes of a several. No longer trusting mercenaries, Machiavelli convinced the Florentine authorities to raise a militia instead, composed of citizen-soldiers whose loyalty to the republic would remain unflappable.

But loyalty is a poor substitute for skill. The military of Carthage was one of the largest military forces in the ancient gh Carthage's navy was always its main military force, the army acquired a key role in the spread of Carthaginian power over the native peoples of northern Africa and southern Iberian Peninsula from the 6th century BC and the 3rd century BC.

Carthage's military also allowed it to expand into Sardinia and Notable commanders: Hamilcar Barca, Hannibal. [1] In terms of international relations theory, it adopts a constructivist approach which emphasizes the importance of socially constructed ideas rather than immutable human nature and thus it criticizes the arguments of realists regarding the reasons for employing citizen-soldiers rather than mercenaries.

It is a book with many merits which. The demand for ancient and medieval mercenaries, soldiers in eras when quality mattered more than quantity, primarily stemmed from their superiority to citizen soldiers. Byquantity was the dominant factor and conscripts were now just as effective as mercenaries.

The Soldier and the State: The Theory and Politics of Civil-Military Relations is a book written by political scientist Samuel P. the book, Huntington advances the theory of objective civilian control, according to which the optimal means of asserting control over the armed forces is to professionalize them.

This is in contrast to subjective control, which involves placing Author: Samuel P. Huntington. This volume contains many of the most important texts in western political and social thought from the sixteenth to the end of the nineteenth century. A number of key works, including Machiavelli’s The Prince, Locke’s Second Treatise, and Rousseau’s The Social Contract, are included in their entirety.

Alongside these central readings are a diverse range. Mercenaries have been around for a long time. Mercenaries are the second oldest profession in the world.

Nearly every empire has made use of them, but the first recorded instance in history were mercenaries who served for the army under the command of the Sumerian King Shulgi of Ur ( BC), Peter W Singer writes in his book "Corporate.

[1] In terms of international relations theory, it adopts a constructivist approach which emphasizes the importance of socially constructed ideas rather than immutable human nature and thus it criticizes the arguments of realists regarding the reasons for employing citizen-soldiers rather than mercenaries.

It is a book with many merits which. Mercenaries generally made up part of any campaigning army in various capacities. Circa the Condottieri (Italian mercanary companies) were coming into decline with the rise of firearms and the invasion of several major powers into the area.

The previous style of fighting characterised by indirect warfare and rare engagements of almost tournament like fighting that had held sway for the. Start studying HIS Chapter 4 Quiz.

Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Social and Political Thought ESSENTIAL READINGS Ancient, Modern, and Contemporary Texts Of the different types of troops and mercenaries Chapter Concerning auxiliary, mixed, and citizen soldiers viii THE BROADVIEW ANTHOLOGY OF SOCIAL AND POLITICAL THOUGHT: ESSENTIAL READINGS Chapter That which concerns a prince on the File Size: KB.

Modern republicanism is a guiding political philosophy of the United States that has been a major part of American civic thought since its founding. It stresses liberty and unalienable individual rights as central values, making people sovereign as a whole; rejects monarchy, aristocracy and hereditary political power, rejects direct democracy, expects citizens to be virtuous and faithful in.

First, the book argues that moral disapproval of mercenaries led to the disappearance of independent mercenaries from medieval Europe. Second, the transition from armies composed of mercenaries to citizen armies in the nineteenth century can only be understood with attention to.

Unquote taken rom Anthony Mocklers book ‘The New Mercenaries’ Published by Corgi Books ISBN No X. Another good book to read. Anthony’s quote is something I have always believed to be the case. Most people claim the description of a mercenary is somebody who soldiers for pay for a country that is not his own.

Assessing Machiavelli's Lament: Mercenaries and the Security of the State city-states made a choice to employ mercenaries rather than rely upon citizen troops. Citizen soldiers would not Author: James Taulbee. John Walker Lindh is a U.S.

citizen and convert to Islam who went to Afghanistan to fight with the Taliban. He was captured by local forces and was held in a fort being used as a prison along with hundreds of other insurgents.

Lindh claimed he was. The Revolutionary War was described as a war of citizen-soldiers against the standing armies and mercenaries of George III. The Civil War was [the Union fighting] against the West Point directed Author: Thomas E.

Ricks. Scott Beauchamp on capitalism and the soldier’s honor. Capitalism and the military want, for lack of a better term, the same things. Both want intrusive intelligence and data gathering for purposes of control. Both wish to replace thinking with mechanical calculation, meaning.

The only one of Machiavelli's major works to be published in his lifetime, The Art of War is a survey of Machiavelli's opinions on the composition, employment, and leadership of an army. I found the introduction to this book by Neal Wood to be illuminating as it connected Machiavelli's views in this book to his other famous political works /5.

Mercenaries used vs. Macedonians, not citizen-soldiers as in Periclean Age Greek political life showed best and worst features of freedom Pericles boasted of its active citizens, reason, and government by law. The fighters’ ultimate goal was to make material gains, asserted researcher Basil Yusef al-Nayrab in his book: Mercenaries: Armies of the Shadow.

Al-Nayrab discussed in his book, published inthe growing phenomenon of recruiting mercenaries in conflict zones, either “in order to preserve the lives of army soldiers, or because army.

At the same time the United Nations attempted to suppress foreign support to the Gendarmerie; mercenaries and political advisers were expelled from the region by August. That same month, war veterans were first honored. Dead soldiers were also remembered in ceremonies at the Cathedral of St.

Peter and St. Paul in Élisabethville. Citizen Soldiers and the British Empire Book Summary: The British amateur military tradition of raising auxiliary forces for home defence long preceded the establishment of a standing army.

This was a model that was widely emulated in British colonies. This volume of essays seeks to examine the role of citizen soldiers in Britain and its empire during the Victorian period. Okay, I would start first by telling you to read Machiavelli’s very comprehensive chapter in ‘The Prince’ on why a person should never, ever, in their entire political/military career, ever, hire mercenaries.

But you won’t do that anyway so I’ll t. This volume features a careful selection of major works in political and social philosophy from ancient times through to the present.

Every reading has been painstakingly annotated, and each figure is given a substantial introduction highlighting his or her major contribution to the tradition. The anthology offers both depth and breadth in its selection of. Niccolo Machiavelli favoured using citizen-soldiers over mercenaries and condottieri.

Machiavelli’s time in power came to an end in The Medici family, backed by the papacy and the Spanish regained control in Florence and purged the old government. Machiavelli was arrested by the Medici and tortured.

Friedrich Wilhelm August Heinrich Ferdinand Steuben (born Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin von Steuben; Septem – Novem ), also referred to as Baron von Steuben (German: [fɔn ˈʃtɔʏbn̩]), was a Prussian and later an American military officer.

He served as Inspector General and a Major General of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary : Steuben Memorial State Historic Site. Machiavelli distrusted the use of professional armies made of paid soldiers from other countries, known as _. He preferred citizen-soldiers motivated to fight for their liberty, property, family and life.

Mercenaries in the Classical World focuses on the subject of Greek mercenaries from the Archaic period up to the conquests of Alexander the Great. The author, Dr.

Stephen English, is a full-time writer for Pen & Sword specializing in Alexander the Great (his previous publications include The Army of Alexander the Great ; and The Field Campaigns.Wherefore, if he have not virtue, he is the most unholy and the most savage of animals, and the most full of lust and gluttony.

But justice is the bond of men in states, and the administration of justice, which is the determination of what is just, is the principle of order in political society.” ― Aristotle, Politics.That is, the book is primarily about the Revolution, and specifically the Revolution in its relation to armed force.

This revolution, and this army, activated the idea of the citizen-soldier exemplified by the ancient classical republics, and favored by Jean-Jacques Rousseau and other eighteenth-century thinkers, but never before realized on so.