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Compulsory service. Conscription and exemption

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  • Student Deferment in Selective Serviceby M.H. Trytten

    University of Minnesota Press 1952; US$ 60.00

    Student Deferment in Selective Service was first published in 1952. What dies "student deferment" mean? Is is an exemption or a postponement of military service? Why did our government adopt the policy? How dies it operate? How does it affect national security? Does it result in special privilege? Is deferment justified regardless of what... more...

  • Bausoldaten in der DDRby Bernd Eisenfeld; Peter Schicketanz

    Ch. Links Verlag 2012; US$ 33.39

    Hauptbeschreibung Mit diesem Buch legen die Autoren eine wissenschaftlich fundierte Geschichte der Bausoldaten in der DDR von 1964 bis 1990 vor. Erstmals werden die Hintergründe der Bausoldatenregelung, die Dimensionen des Ersatzdienstes sowie das Verhalten der offiziellen Stellen gegenüber Bausoldaten umfassend dargestellt. Zu den etwa 15 000 jungen... more...

  • Conscientious Objectionby Özgür Heval Çinar; Coskun Üsterci

    Zed Books 2009; US$ 35.95

    This wide-ranging and original book brings together four different bodies of knowledge to examine the pratice of conscientious objection: historical and philosophical analyses of conscientious objection as a critique of compulsory military service and militarization; feminist, LGBT and queer analyses of conscientious objection as a critique of patriarchy,... more...

  • British Military Service Tribunals, 1916-18by James McDermott

    Manchester University Press 2011; US$ 95.00

    Military Service Tribunals were formed following the introduction of conscription in January 1916, to consider applications for exemption from military service. Swiftly, they gained two opposing yet equally unflattering reputations. In the eyes of the military, they were soft, obstructionist ‘old duffers’. To most of the men who came before... more...

  • Die Wehrpflichtby Roland G. Foerster

    De Gruyter 1994; US$ 154.00

    Die Wehrpflicht : Entstehung, Erscheinungsformen und politisch-militärische Wirkung more...

  • Every Citizen a Soldierby William A. Taylor

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    Beginning in 1943, US Army leaders such as John M. Palmer, Walter L. Weible, George C. Marshall, and John J. McCloy mounted a sustained and vigorous campaign to establish a system of universal military training (UMT) in America. Fearful of repeating the rapid demobilization and severe budget cuts that had accompanied peace following World War I, these... more...

  • The New Conscientious Objectionby Charles C. Moskos; John Whiteclay II Chambers

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 79.99

    Although conscientious objection is a long-standing phenomenon, it has only recently become a major factor affecting armed forces and society. The only comprehensive, comparative scholarly study of conscientious objection to military service, this book examines the history of the practice in the Western world and state policies that have grown up in... more...

  • Liberty and Conscienceby Peter Brock

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 59.99

    Although the act of conscientious objection entered modern consciousness most strikingly as a result of the Vietnam War, Americans have long struggled to reconcile their politics, pacifist beliefs, and compulsory military service. While conscientious objection in the twentieth century has been well documented, there has been surprisingly little study... more...

  • Citizens, Soldiers and National Armiesby Thomas Hippler

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    This book examines the creation of ?national armies? through compulsory military service in France and Prussia during the French Revolution and the Prussian Reform Period. The French Revolution tried to establish military and political structures in which the armed forces and society would merge. In order to ensure that the army would never become... more...

  • Mandatory Military Serviceby Paul Ruschmann

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 32.95

    Highlights the arguments for and against the use of the draft. more...