RESEARCH THEMES AND PUBLICATIONS
The following are some major themes that span the research of MOCS members.
- Australian military and security contexts
- Civil military relations theory
- Gender and family dynamics in Defence
- Military abuse, scandal and ethics
- Military identity and remembrance
- Military to civilian transition
Australian military and security contexts
Dixon, C. and Piccini, J. (2022) ‘Over Sexed, Over Paid and Over Here … Again? Americans on R&R in Vietnam-Era Sydney’, Australian Historical Studies
Black, M. and Dortmans, P. (2022) ‘Not so quiet on the Southern Front’ The Interpreter, 18 February.
Mansted, K. (2018) The public square in the digital age: Protecting Australia’s democracy from cyber-enabled foreign interference, Belfer Center, June.
Jevglevskaja, N. and Baggiarini, B. (2021) ‘Future all-volunteer force: the impact of artificial intelligence on recruitment and retention strategies’, Australian Journal of Defence and Strategic Studies, 3(1): 175-200.
Bailey, M., & Brawley, S. (2018). Why weren’t we taught? Exploring frontier conflict through the lens of Anzac. Journal of Australian Studies, 42(1), 19-33.
Beaumont, J. and Cadzow, A. (2018) Serving our country : indigenous Australians, war, defence and citizenship. Sydney: NewSouth.
Civil military relations theory
Carter, C. A. (2021). Cultural Characteristics of the Australian Civil-Military Relationship.
Talbot S, Fischer T. (2022) Military Organizations Can Walk and Chew Gum at the Same Time. Armed Forces & Society. 48(2):486-492.
West, B & Crosbie, T 2021, ‘Militarization and the paramilitarization of culture: accounting for new civil-military complexity’, in B West & T Crosbie (eds), Militarization and the Global Rise of Paramilitary Culture: Post-Heroic Reimaginings of the Warrior, Springer, Singapore, ch. 1, pp. 1-14.
Coletta, D. and Crosbie T. (2021) ‘The Virtues of Military Politics’. Armed Forces & Society. 47(1):3-24.
Laugesen, A. and Gehrmann, R. (eds) (2020) Communication, Interpreting and Language in Wartime. Palgrave Macmillan.
Pendlebury, J. (2019). Bourdieu in the military: The field of officer training in three Air Forces. In S. Pannanen & P. Antti-Tuomas (Eds.), Processes and practices in military training and education (pp. 21–38). National Defence University, Department of Leadership and Military Pedagogy.
Spry, D. (2018) ‘Facebook diplomacy: a data-driven, user-focused approach to Facebook use by diplomatic missions’, Media International Australia, vol. 168, no. 1, pp. 62-80.
Gender and family dynamics in Defence
Johnson A, Ames K, Lawson C. (2021) Archetype Profiles of Military Spouses in Australia – Identifying Perfect Partners and Mean Girls. Armed Forces & Society.
Pendlebury J. (2020) “This Is a Man’s Job”: Challenging the Masculine “Warrior Culture” at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Armed Forces & Society. 46(1):163-184.
Bridges, D., and Wadham, B. (2020) Gender under fire: portrayals of military women in the Australian print media, Feminist Media Studies, 20:2, 219-237.
Military abuse, scandal and ethics
Crompvoets, S. (2021) Blood Lust, Trust & Blame. Melbourne: Monash University Press.
Andrews DJ; Connor J; Wadham B, (2020) ‘The Military Scandal: Its Definition, Dynamics, and Significance’, Armed Forces and Society, 46: 716 – 734.
MacKenzie M. (2020) ‘Why do soldiers swap illicit pictures? How a visual discourse analysis illuminates military band of brother culture’. Security Dialogue. 51(4):340-357.
August Elliott, C. (2018) ‘The Abuse Scandal Rocking Australia’s Special Operations Forces’ Foreign Policy, 14 August.
Military identity and remembrance
West, B. (2022) Finding Gallipoli: Battlefield Remembrance and the Movement of Australian and Turkish History. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Dabovich, P. A., Eliott, J., & McFarlane, A. (2021). The meanings soldiers attach to health and their impacts on primary health-care utilization and avoidance in an Australian high-risk combat unit. Armed Forces & Society, 47(2), 1-21.
Connor, J., Andrews, D. J., Noack-Lundberg, K., & Wadham, B. (2021). Military Loyalty as a Moral Emotion. Armed Forces and Society, 47(3), 530-550.
Carter, C. (2021) ‘Recasting the warrior: the Victoria Cross for Australia and contemporary civil-military relations’, in B West & T Crosbie (eds), Militarization and the Global Rise of Paramilitary Culture: Post-Heroic Reimaginings of the Warrior, Springer, Singapore, ch. 3, pp. 37-54.
Hoglin, P. (2021). ‘Secularism and pastoral care in the Australian defence force’. Australian Army Journal, 17(1), 98–111.
Kerby M, Baguley M, Gehrmann R, Bedford A. (2021). Frontline heroes: Bush fires, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Queensland Press. Media, War & Conflict. February.
Baggiarini, B. and Rupka, S. (2020). ‘Remembering the Drone Wars: High Technology Warfare and the Trauma Lacuna’. Social Research: An International Quarterly 87(3), 763-786.
West, B. (2018). ‘The future of reserves: In search of a social research agenda for implementing the Total Workforce Model’. Australian Army Journal, 14(1), 109–119.
Military to civilian transition
Wadham, B, Takarangi, M, Harvey, A, Andrewartha, L, West, B, Wyatt-Smith, M & Davis, J 2021, Australian universities and educational equity for student veterans, Curtin University, Australia.
West, B & Fewster, R 2021, ‘Ritual and recovery outside of regiment: performing arts in a university-based adjunct wellbeing program for injured soldiers’, in B West & T Crosbie (eds), Militarization and the Global Rise of Paramilitary Culture: Post-Heroic Reimaginings of the Warrior, Springer, Singapore, ch. 8, pp. 149-167.
Dabovich, P., Eliott, J., & McFarlane, A. (2019). Individuate and separate: values and identity re-development during rehabilitation and transition in the Australian Army. Social Science and Medicine, 222, 265-273.