The military as a separate society: consequences for discipline in the United States and Australia

Collins, Pauline (2019) The military as a separate society: consequences for discipline in the United States and Australia. Lexington Books, Lanham, Maryland, United States. ISBN 978-1-4985-5704-7

Abstract

The exercise of public power by the military in civilian Western democracies such as Australia and the United States demonstrates a tendency toward failure in responsibility for moral behavior. Pauline Collins argues that a different system of military criminal investigation and discipline outside the civilian justice system enables the military to operate like a coterie and can lead to a failure in the requisite moral standard of behavior required of military personnel and maintaining civilian institutional control. Collins argues that the justifications for separate treatment of weakens both the military standing and the practice of civilian control of the military as well as leading to an overall decline in morality and values in a democratic society.


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Item Type: Book (Commonwealth Reporting Category A)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: c. 2019 Lexington Books.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice (1 July 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice (1 July 2013 -)
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2019 05:05
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2019 05:05
Uncontrolled Keywords: military, United States, Australia
Fields of Research : 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180119 Law and Society
Socio-Economic Objective: A Defence > 81 Defence > 8101 Defence > 810199 Defence not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/37394

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