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Why reintroducing military conscription in Europe would be counterproductive

Bove, Vincenzo, Di Leo, Riccardo and Giani, Marco (2022) Why reintroducing military conscription in Europe would be counterproductive. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog (15 Sep 2022). Blog Entry.

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The reintroduction of military conscription has frequently been proposed as a way to instil national values in younger citizens. These arguments have gained added significance in Europe following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Drawing on new research, Vincenzo Bove, Riccardo Di Leo and Marco Giani argue that many of the proposed benefits of conscription are difficult to identify empirically. Indeed, far from fostering cohesion among citizens, conscription appears to be linked to a decline in institutional trust.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2022 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2022 14:57
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 11:36

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