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People Change: American soldiers and marines in Vietnam

Neale, J (2012) 'People Change: American soldiers and marines in Vietnam.' In: Gonzalez, M and Barekat, H, eds. Arms and the People: popular Movements and the Military from the Paris Commune to the Arab Spring. Pluto Press, London. ISBN 9780745332895

Abstract

Looking at a range of global historical experiences, Arms and the People examines the relationship between mass movements and military institutions. Some argue that it is impossible to achieve and protect a revolution without the support of the army, but how can the support of the army be won? Arms and the People explores the impact of profound social polarisation on the internal cohesion of the state’s ‘armed bodies of men’ and on the contested loyalties of soldiers. The different contributors examine a series of historical moments in which a crisis in the military institution has reflected a deeper social crisis which has penetrated that institution and threatened to disable it.

Item Type: Book Chapter or Section
Keywords: Civil-military relations — HistoryCivil-military relations — History. Revolutionaries — History.
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2013 14:13
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2016 13:28
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