Conscription, the Military, and Welfare State Development: An Introduction

Obinger, Herbert
This paper discusses several possible causal mechanisms through which conscription and military interests might have shaped the development of western welfare states in the age of industrialized mass warfare. Relevant factors are military concerns about the quantity and qualit...
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Conscription, the Military, and Welfare State Development: An Introduction

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  • Historical Social Research / Historische Sozialforschung, Vol. 45, No. 2 (2020)

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2020-03

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    This paper discusses several possible causal mechanisms through which conscription and military interests might have shaped the development of western welfare states in the age of industrialized mass warfare. Relevant factors are military concerns about the quantity and quality of the population, the necessity to enhance legitimacy and to secure mass loyalty in times of war and military threat, and a growing pressure to compensate the ‘blood tax’ imposed by the draft with civic and social rights after the end of war.
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    Historical Social Research / Historische Sozialforschung Vol. 45, No. 2 (2020): Special Issue: Military and Welfare State: Conscription, Military Interests, and Western Welfare States in the Age of Industrialized Mass Warfare.

    Starting Point and Frequency: Year: 1979, Issues per volume: 4, Volumes per year: 1

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