The Soldier and the State: An Analysis of Samuel Huntington's View on Military Obedience toward Political Authority

TitleThe Soldier and the State: An Analysis of Samuel Huntington's View on Military Obedience toward Political Authority
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsCeulemans, C, Van Damme, G
JournalProfessional Ethics: A Multidisciplinary Journal
Volume10
Issue2-3-4
Pagination7-22
Type of ArticleJournal Article
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number1063-6579
AbstractIn order for military forces to be an effective instrument of state policy, the military professional has to be loyal and obedient. Although Huntington considers obedience as the supreme military virtue, he is also well aware that this virtue does have its limits, and he distinguishes four type-cases in which military obedience is clearly at stake. In this article we will discuss and analyze Huntington's position in each of these type-cases. (edited)
NotesCover Date: Summer-FALL 2002.Source Info: 10(2-3-4), 7-22. Language: English. Journal Announcement: 39-3. Subject: AUTHORITY; ETHICS; KOSOVO; MILITARY; OBEDIENCE; POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY. Subject Person: HUNTINGTON, SAMUEL; WALZER, MICHAEL. Update Code: 20100311.

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