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This book focuses on military conscription in 22 countries that represent the world's regions. The purpose is to shed light on the history, politics, and main events that led to the choice of conscription or professional military forces in the countries under study. While we acknowledge that practical and technological developments played major roles in this choice, we also understand that racial and gender relations, social group and political regime dynamics, regional influences, and international forces also affected military composition and relations to the rest of the society. Through this review, we aim at providing an easy-to-access source of knowledge about military mobilization policies and historical developments as well as the main ideas, politics, and events that shaped them. Through this review, we offer a glimpse on developments that influenced societies and political systems and were reflected in their militaries.
Rita J. Simon is a professor in the School of Public Affairs and the Washington College of Law at American University. Mohamed Alaa Abdel-Moneim is a doctoral student in the School of Public Affairs at American University
Chapter 1 Introduction: Military Forces the World Over Part 2 Part I: Historical Background Chapter 3 Chapter 1: Military Conscription Past and Present Part 4 Part II: Country by Country Review Chapter 5 Chapter 2: Canada Chapter 6 Chapter 3: United States Chapter 7 Chapter 4: Argentina Chapter 8 Chapter 5: Brazil Chapter 9 Chapter 6: United Kingdom Chapter 10 Chapter 7: France Chapter 11 Chapter 8: Germany Chapter 12 Chapter 9: Italy Chapter 13 Chapter 10: Spain Chapter 14 Chapter 11: Sweden Chapter 15 Chapter 12: Hungary Chapter 16 Chapter 13: Poland Chapter 17 Chapter 14: Russia Chapter 18 Chapter 15: Israel Chapter 19 Chapter 16: Egypt Chapter 20 Chapter 17: Iran Chapter 21 Chapter 18: Nigeria Chapter 22 Chapter 19: South Africa Chapter 23 Chapter 20: India Chapter 24 Chapter 21: China Chapter 25 Chapter 22: Japan Chapter 26 Chapter 23: Australia Part 27 Part III: Concluding Comments Chapter 28 Chapter 24: 24.Concluding Comments Chapter 29 Appendix A
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