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Consent, Dissent, & Patriotismby Margaret Levi
Synopses & Reviews
This book explains why citizens sometimes comply with and sometimes disobey the demands of democratic governments. It argues that citizens are more likely to comply and even give active consent when they perceive government as procedurally fair in both decisionmaking and implementation processes and when they believe other citizens are also doing their share. The author develops her argument by exploring over two hundred years of military service policies in six democratic countries.
This book explains the institutionalization of policy in response to anticipated and actual citizen behavior and the conditions under which citizens give, refuse and withdraw their consent.
This book explains why citizens sometimes comply with and sometimes disobey the demands of democratic governments.
Table of Contents
Ackowledgements; Part I. History as Politics: Why study the history of military service?; The methodological approach; The selection of narratives; The organization of the book; The contingencies of consent; The model of contingent consent: Compliance; alternative models of compliance; The model of contingent consent: Policy making; Military service policy; Applying the model; Part II. Gone for a Soldier: France; Britain; The United States; Canada; New Zealand; Australia; Analysis; Part III. The Price of Citizenship: France; The United States; Conclusion; part IV. The Institution of Conscription: A short history of World War I conscription; Analysis; Conclusion; Part V. Giving and Refusing Consent: Hypothesis; 1914-1918; 1939-1945; The analysis; Conclusion; Part VI. War Against War: Conscientious Objections in the US, Australia, and France: The hypothesis; Variation within countries over time; Variation among countries; Analysis; Conclusion; Part VII. The Democratization of Compliance: Theories of consent and obligation; Norms of fairness; The role of democracy; Other studies of compliance; Rationality, Ethics, and democratic consent; Refrences; Tables; Figures.
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