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Military

  • By: Miguel Centeno
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

Militaries—organizations that conduct warfare—are found in virtually every society on the planet. These are institutions designed for, and with claimed special abilities to use, violence. In the normal use of the term, militaries are not freestanding entities but are institutions ...

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