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THE SOCIOLOGY OF MILITARY SCIENCE: Prospects for Postinstitutional Military Design Dr. Chris Paparone, Bloomsbury, New York, 2013, 232 pages, $29.95 P aparone built on his earlier works to produce a monograph that is described in several book advertisements as offering “fresh sociological avenues to become more institutionally reflexive.” The premise of the monograph is that military knowledge has been institutionalized to the point that the military community is blind to viable alternative military design methodologies. The monograph treats military organizations and military interventions as complex social phenomena and uses sociology as the basis for further inquiry with the purpose of answering the question: “Can there be a variety of ontological, epistemological, and methodological frames of reference for the de ͥ