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Fighting for rights : military service and the politics of citizenship

Author: Ronald R Krebs
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2006.
Series: Cornell studies in security affairs.
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"Military service, Ronald R. Krebs argues, can play a critical role in bolstering minorities' efforts to grasp full and unfettered rights. Minority groups have at times effectively contrasted their people's battlefield sacrifices to the reality of inequity, compelling state leaders to concede to their claims. At the same time, military service can shape when, for what, and how minorities have engaged in political  Read more...
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Krebs, Ronald R., 1974-
Fighting for rights.
Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)606263894
Online version:
Krebs, Ronald R., 1974-
Fighting for rights.
Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607765855
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald R Krebs
ISBN: 0801444659 9780801444654
OCLC Number: 64453357
Description: xiv, 265 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: A school for the nation? --
The power of military service --
Confronting a land with people --
Two roads to Jerusalem --
Military rites, citizenship rights, and republican rhetoric --
Great War, great hopes, and the perils of closing ranks --
Good war, Cold War, and the limits of liberalism --
Unusual duties, usual rights : soldiering and citizenship.
Series Title: Cornell studies in security affairs.
Responsibility: Ronald R. Krebs.
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"Military service, Ronald R. Krebs argues, can play a critical role in bolstering minorities' efforts to grasp full and unfettered rights. Minority groups have at times effectively contrasted their people's battlefield sacrifices to the reality of inequity, compelling state leaders to concede to their claims. At the same time, military service can shape when, for what, and how minorities have engaged in political activism in the quest for meaningful citizenship. Employing a range of rich primary materials, Krebs shows how the military's participation policies shaped Arab citizens' struggles for first-class citizenship in Israel from independence to the mid-1980s and African Americans' quest for civil rights, from World War I to the Korean War." "Fighting for Rights helps us make sense of contemporary debates over gays in the military and over the virtues and dangers of liberal and communitarian visions for society. It suggests that rhetoric is more than just a weapon of the weak, that it is essential to political exchange, and that politics rests on a dual foundation of rationality and culture."--Jacket.

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