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Conscription and democracy : the draft in France, Great Britain, and the United States

Author: George Q Flynn
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2002.
Series: Contributions in military studies, no. 210.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers a comparative historical view of how the institution of conscription worked in three Western industrial democracies.

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When the nature of modern warfare made an all-volunteer army inadequate, the major Western democracies confronted the dilemma of involuntary military service in a free society. The core of this manuscript concerns methods by which France, Great Britain, and the United States solved the problem and why some solutions were more lasting and effective than others. Flynn challenges conventional wisdom that suggests that conscription was inefficient and that it promoted inequality of sacrifice.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George Q Flynn
ISBN: 031331912X 9780313319129
OCLC Number: 46573720
Description: x, 303 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Road to World War I --
Conscription and War --
1920 to 1945 --
Limited Wars --
Operating the System --
Deferring the Elite --
Fit to Fight --
Conscription and the Economy --
Conscience and the Draft --
The Politics of Conscription --
Evaluation and Conclusions.
Series Title: Contributions in military studies, no. 210.
Responsibility: George Q. Flynn.

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When the nature of warfare made an all-volunteer army inadequate, the major Western democracies confronted the dilemma of involuntary military service in a free society. This book examines how  Read more...

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