NATO Enlargement and Institution Building: Military Personnel Policy Challenges in the Post-Soviet Context

  title={NATO Enlargement and Institution Building: Military Personnel Policy Challenges in the Post-Soviet Context},
  author={Julie George and Jeremy M. Teigen},
  journal={European Security},
  pages={339 - 366}
Abstract States’ conscription policies reveal much about their security climate, economic constraints, political debates, and social norms. While conscription has waned among democratic countries, several states maintain it as a way to socialize and educate their citizens. As post-communist states embrace Western influence and NATO, many have ended compulsory military service. In post-Soviet Georgia, however, conscription policy is a microcosm illustrating the difficulties of bridging security… 
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