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The comparative study of conscription in the armed forces

Author: Lars Mjøset; Stephen Van Holde
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York : JAI, ©2002.
Series: Comparative social research, v. 20.
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This volume contributes to the comparative study of military conscription. Issues discussed include: a conceptual clarification of conscription as distinguished from volunteerism and militia service; the emergence of the citizen soldier model; patterns of anti-militarism before World War I; conscription in third world armies; gender-issues in relation to military service; the present phenomenon of child soldiers in  Read more...
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Comparative study of conscription in the armed forces.
Amsterdam ; New York : JAI, ©2002
(DLC) 2001050639
(OCoLC)48449795
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lars Mjøset; Stephen Van Holde
ISBN: 9781849501316 1849501319
OCLC Number: 320532520
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 424 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction / Lars Mjøset and Stephen van Holde --
Part I : Historical perspectives --
Killing for the state, dying for the nation : an introductory essay on the life cycle of conscription into Europe's armed forces / Lars Mjøset and Stephen van Holde --
Conscription as ideology : revolutionary France and the nation in arms / Alan Forrest --
Citizen-soldiers, national service and the mass army : the birth of conscription in revolutionary Europe and North America / Meyer Kestnbaum --
Globalization, conscription, and anti-militarism in pre-World War I Europe / David M. Rowe --
Who's using whom? : A comparison of military conscription in Guatemala and Senegal in the first half of the twentieth century / David Carey, Jr. --
Of war and virtue : gender, American citizenship and veterans' benefits after World War II / Gretchen Ritter --
Part II : Contemporary perspectives --
Traditional gendered identities : national service and the all volunteer force / Paul R. Higate --
Recruitment of children as soldiers in sub-Saharan Africa : an ecological analysis / Michael Wessells --
Militia conscription in Sierra Leone : recruitment of young fighters in an African war / Paul Richards --
Conscription and its alternatives / Bjørn Møller --
The European farewell to conscription? / Rafael Ajangiz --
Part III : Review symposium section --
Consent, dissent, and patriotism : a summary / Margaret Levi --
State theory, historical sociology and the challenge of the international / John M. Hobson --
Democratic states and societies at war : the global context / Tarak Barkawi --
An analytic narrative of conscription : cases, contexts, and causes / Margaret Levi.
Series Title: Comparative social research, v. 20.
Responsibility: edited by Lars Mjøset, Stephen van Holde.

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This study considers the various aspects of conscription, its ideology and role in various countries. It also examines issues of gender, children as soldiers, globalization, citizenship, dissent and  Read more...

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