Defense Politics

Black hawk helicopters.

U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Defense.)

Instructor(s)

MIT Course Number

17.460

As Taught In

Spring 2006

Level

Undergraduate / Graduate

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Course Features

Course Description

This course focuses on the institutional relationships that affect the raising, maintenance and use of military forces in the United States. It is about civil/military, government/industry, military/science and military service/military service relations.

The course examines how politicians, defense contractors, and military officers determine the military might of the United States. It analyzes the military strategies of the nation and the bureaucratic strategies of the armed services, contractors, and defense scientists. It offers a combination of military sociology, organizational politics, and the political economy of defense.

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Sapolsky, Harvey. 17.460 Defense Politics, Spring 2006. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/political-science/17-460-defense-politics-spring-2006 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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