Killing for the State, Dying for the Nation: An Introductory Essay on the Life Cycle of Conscription into Europe's Armed Forces

TitleKilling for the State, Dying for the Nation: An Introductory Essay on the Life Cycle of Conscription into Europe's Armed Forces
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsMjøset, Lars, and Stephen Van Holde
Secondary AuthorsMjøset, Lars, and Stephen Van Holde
JournalComparative Social Research
Volume20
Issue2
Pagination3-94
Date Published2002
Abstract

Special Issue: "The Comparative Study of Conscription in the Armed Forces"

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; gender-issues in relation to military service; the decline of conscript armies in Western Europe. It discusses the contribution of rational choice theory to the analysis of conscription into military forces.

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Short TitleKilling for the State, Dying for the Nation
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