Military Conscription & its Role in Nation-Building

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dc.contributor.author Nasr, Nina
dc.date.accessioned 2021-06-14T06:34:10Z
dc.date.available 2021-06-14T06:34:10Z
dc.date.copyright 2021 en_US
dc.date.issued 2021-06-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/12840
dc.description individual en_US
dc.description.abstract Established for the purpose of obtaining and protecting territory and resources, the military has played and continued to play a significant role in state formation and building. Consequently, the state’s intertwined relationship with the army has attracted a significant amount of scholarly attention. However, the existing literature only goes so far in explaining the role of the military vis-à-vis nation-building. Thus, the main objective of this research paper is to assess the degree to which the military, particularly through conscription, has the ability to break down existing ethnic barriers and unite citizens with a common national identity. This will be done by examining two case studies that have demonstrated the potential of conscription to ameliorate ethnic divisions. Despite being from two different continents and regions, both Switzerland and Singapore have successfully maintained their conscription programs in a world where all-volunteer forces are the trend. Thus, this study will compare both countries to assess and identify common variables that have ensured the successful establishment and continuation of their conscription programs. By identifying the necessary conditions for the successful use of conscription as a national-integration strategy, this study will draw comparative lessons for other divided places. en_US
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dc.title Military Conscription & its Role in Nation-Building en_US
dc.type Capstones en_US
dc.term.submitted Spring en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201703858 en_US
dc.author.department Social Sciences en_US
dc.author.advisor Salloukh, Bassel
dc.keywords Nation-building en_US
dc.keywords Military Service en_US
dc.keywords Conscription en_US
dc.keywords Military Apparatus en_US
dc.keywords National Identity en_US
dc.author.email ninanasr77@gmail.com en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/thesis.php en_US
dc.rights.accessrights Public en_US

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