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The Resource Accounting at war : the politics of military finance, Warwick Funnell and Michele Chwastiak

Accounting at war : the politics of military finance, Warwick Funnell and Michele Chwastiak

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Accounting at war : the politics of military finance
Title
Accounting at war
Title remainder
the politics of military finance
Statement of responsibility
Warwick Funnell and Michele Chwastiak
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Language
eng
Summary
Accounting is frequently portrayed as a value free mechanism for allocating resources and ensuring they are employed in the most efficient manner. Contrary to this popular opinion, the research presented in Accounting at War demonstrates that accounting for military forces is primarily a political practice. Throughout history, military force has been so pervasive that no community of any degree of complexity has succeeded in. Through to the present day, for all nation states, accounting for the military and its operations has primarily served broader political purposes. From the Crimean War to the War on Terror, accounting has been used to assert civilian control over the military, instill rational business practices on war, and create the visibilities and invisibilities necessary to legitimize the use of force. Accounting at War emphasizes the significant power that financial and accounting controls gave to political elites and the impact of these controls on military performance. Accounting at War examines the effects of these controls in wars such as the Crimean, South African and Vietnam wars. Accounting at War also emphasizes how accounting has provided the means to rationalize and normalize violence, which has often contributed to the acceleration and expansion of war. Aimed at researchers and academics in the fields of accounting, accounting history, political management and sociology, Accounting at War represents a unique and critical perspective to this cutting-edge research field
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Funnell, Warwick,
Dewey number
355.6/22
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Chwastiak, Michele,
Series statement
Routledge new works in accounting history
Series volume
48
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  • War
  • Armed Forces
  • Accounting
  • War finance
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Accounting at war : the politics of military finance, Warwick Funnell and Michele Chwastiak
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-210) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- Accounting and the Crimean War -- Accounting on the frontline in the South African War -- Military accounting and the business of war -- Taming the untamable : the normalization of nuclear war -- The Vietnam War, performance measures and representations of reality -- The Holocaust, accounting and the denial of humanity -- Rendering death and destruction visible : counting the costs of war -- Commodifying state crime : accounting for "extraordinary rendition" -- Conclusion
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ocn905599972
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Extent
1 online resource (216 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781317508489
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unknown
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Taylor & Francis
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)905599972
Label
Accounting at war : the politics of military finance, Warwick Funnell and Michele Chwastiak
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-210) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- Accounting and the Crimean War -- Accounting on the frontline in the South African War -- Military accounting and the business of war -- Taming the untamable : the normalization of nuclear war -- The Vietnam War, performance measures and representations of reality -- The Holocaust, accounting and the denial of humanity -- Rendering death and destruction visible : counting the costs of war -- Commodifying state crime : accounting for "extraordinary rendition" -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn905599972
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (216 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317508489
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)905599972

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