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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...

  • 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...

  • Die Wehrpflichtby Roland G. Foerster

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 1994; US$ 56.00

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

  • Bausoldaten in der DDRby Bernd Eisenfeld; Peter Schicketanz

    Ch. Links Verlag 2012; US$ 39.48

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 33.99

    This study examines the changing motives and patterns of conscientious objection as well as state policies toward objectors in the Western world. more...

  • Mandatory Military Serviceby Paul Ruschmann

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 32.95

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

  • From Soldier to Civvyby Cameron Blake

    Random House Struik 2010; US$ 10.00

    National Service had a powerful immediate effect on the men who served in the SADF, immersing them in an unfamiliar military world. But its impact reached beyond them - to the families and loved ones at home - and it has left its mark decades after the conscripts re-entered civvy street. From Soldier to Civvy explores National Service from a number... more...

  • Troepie: From Call-Up to Campsby Cameron Blake

    Random House Struik 2010; US$ 10.00

    For over half a million white South African males conscripted before 1994, National Service was a compulsory, demanding and intense experience that had a powerful impact on them. This book is a compilation of recollections by more than forty former conscripts about their time in the South African Defence Force. The chapters take you through the sequence... more...