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Title The comparative study of conscription in the armed forces / edited by Lars Mjøset, Stephen van Holde
Published Amsterdam ; New York : JAI, [2002]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 424 pages) : illustrations
Series Comparative social research, 0195-6310 ; v. 20
Comparative social research ; v. 20
Summary 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 Africa; the decline of conscript armies in Western Europe. A review section discusses the contribution of rational choice theory to the analysis of conscription into military forces
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-424)
Notes Print version record
Subject Draft.
Military Personnel.
Form Electronic book
Author Mjøset, Lars.
Van Holde, Stephen.
ISBN 1849501319 (electronic bk.)
9781849501316 (electronic bk.)