The Impact of Sociological Research on the Military in Romania

Tuesday, 17 July 2018: 10:45
Oral Presentation
Mihail ANTON, National Defense University, Romania, National Defense University "Carol I", Romania
Based on 20 years of work experience as a sociologist within Romanian MoD, as 'native' researcher, this paper reveal the main directions of development of sociology, the most common research themes regarding the military organization, and the evolution of sociology inside of the Romanian Armed Forces from the early 90's to the present. This incursion into the recent history of military sociology is accompanied by a comparative presentation of sociology at the level of Romanian society as a whole in order to highlight the interest of sociological research for the military. Finally, regarding the impact of sociological research on the various military and defense issues or especially on the military organization, the effectiveness of the research findings is exemplified with adequate measures or actions included in the new public policies.