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In times of war, who is conscripted may depend on who they voted for

Fahey, Kevin and Atkinson, Douglas B. (2022) In times of war, who is conscripted may depend on who they voted for. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (27 Sep 2022). Blog Entry.

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In many circumstances, governments attempt to protect their supporters from adverse outcomes, and this can also be the case in wartime. In new research on conscription in the US during the Second World War, Douglas B. Atkinson and Kevin Fahey find that counties that narrowly voted for Democratic presidential and congressional candidates had lower levels of enlistment than other counties, which they attribute to the discretionary power of politically appointed local draft boards.

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Additional Information: © 2022 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2022 14:12
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 10:45

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