Military Mobilization in Modern Western Societies

@inproceedings{Burk2006MilitaryMI,
  title={Military Mobilization in Modern Western Societies},
  author={James Burk},
  year={2006}
}
All modern societies mobilize people to serve in the military. The question is how to do so. There are many possible institutional arrangements from which to choose, ranging from voluntary, local militia service to universal compulsory national service. Once made, the choice is consequential along at least three dimensions. It affects the prospects for winning war because the mobilization plan determines the size and affects the quality of the military force. It also affects formation of… Expand
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