Conscription, Family, and the Modern State: a Comparative Study of France and the United States (BOK)

Professor Dorit Geva

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The development of modern military conscription systems is usually seen as a response to countries' security needs, and as reflection of national political ideologies like civic republicanism or democratic egalitarianism. This study of conscription politics in France and the United States in the first half of the twentieth century challenges such common sense interpretations. Instead, it shows how despite institutional and ideological differences, both countries implemented conscription systems shaped by political and military leaders' concerns about how taking ordinary family men for military service would affect men's presumed positions as heads of families, especially as breadwinners and figures of paternal authority. The first of its kind, this carefully researched book combines an ambitious range of scholarly traditions and offers an original comparison of how protection of men's household authority affected one of the paradigmatic institutions of modern states.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Professor Dorit Geva
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9781107024984
Antall sider 280 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 2cm
Vekt 499 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Comparative politics