Arms and the People: Popular Movements and the Military from by Mike Gonzalez,Houman Barekat

By Mike Gonzalez,Houman Barekat

taking a look at a number worldwide old reports, Arms and the People examines the connection among mass pursuits and armed forces associations. a few argue that it truly is very unlikely to accomplish and shield a revolution with out the help of the military, yet how can the help of the military be won?

Arms and the People explores the impression of profound social polarisation at the inner team spirit of the state’s ‘armed our bodies of fellows’ and at the contested loyalties of infantrymen. the several participants study a sequence of historic moments during which a problem within the army establishment has mirrored a deeper social challenge which has penetrated that establishment and threatened to disable it.

With a number overseas participants who've both studied or been without delay thinking about such social upheavals, Arms and the People is a pioneering contribution to the examine of progressive swap and may attract scholars and lecturers in historical past, politics and sociology.

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