SAGE Political Science & International Relations

Pat Shields, Editor of Armed Forces & Society, interviews author Connie Brownson about her article "The Battle for Equivalency: Female US Marines Discuss Sexuality, Physical Fitness, and Military Leadership" published in the October 2014 issue.

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Category:SAGE Political Science & International Relations -- posted at: 5:48pm EST

Claudia Aradau, Editor of Security Dialogue, discusses how worlds and the conditions of wordliness should be framed as ‘subjects of security’ with Audra Mitchell, author of Only human? A Worldy approach to security, in issue 45 (1) of Security Dialogue. Is a wordly approach necessary if we are to capture the full enormity of the harms confronted by international security? Find out more by listening to this podcast.

 

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Category:SAGE Political Science & International Relations -- posted at: 11:07am EST

Claudia Aradau, Editor of Security Dialogue, discusses the special issue on ‘Border Security as Practice’ with all three guest editors. Including how the special issue came about, and the contribution that the special issue makes to the debates about practice in International Relations and critical approaches to security more broadly. As well as analysis and critique of some of the articles in the special issue, issue 45 (3) of Security Dialogue.  Find out more by listening to this podcast.

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Category:SAGE Political Science & International Relations -- posted at: 10:18am EST

Author Jay Teachman discusses his article “Military Service and Alcohol Use in the United States” published in Armed Forces & Society.

Abstract:

It is well known that enlistees and veterans in the United States are more likely to use alcohol than civilians. However, most of this research is potentially biased in that it often does not employ control variables (other than age) and is based on cross-sectional data. Much of this research also fails to consider the relationship between military service and alcohol use among women. Using longitudinal data taken from the 1997 National Longitudinal Study of Youth, we investigate the relationship between military service and alcohol consumption employing a fixed-effects approach. We find that military service appears to encourage young men to consume alcohol. It is also the case that the effect of military service is not limited to the time that men spend in the military given that male veterans are also more likely to consume alcohol than are comparable nonveterans. We find, however, that women who serve, both enlistees and veterans, are less likely to drink than their civilian counterparts.

Article Available Here: http://afs.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/07/31/0095327X14543848.abstract

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