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The Development of Volunteering

Austin Gee

in The British Volunteer Movement 1794-1814

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261253
eISBN:
9780191717543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261253.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter details the development of volunteering. In its early stages, volunteering developed rapidly with seventy two volunteer infantry corps and thirty two yeomanry cavalry corps established ... More


‘The shop-keeping army’ 1 : The Membership of Volunteer Corps

Austin Gee

in The British Volunteer Movement 1794-1814

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261253
eISBN:
9780191717543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261253.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter shows that despite its appearance as a homogeneous organization, the volunteer force was in practice more like a federation of varied and disparate independent associations. The force ... More


‘The Friends of Peace and Order’ 1 : Invasion, Riots, and Internal Policing

Austin Gee

in The British Volunteer Movement 1794-1814

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261253
eISBN:
9780191717543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261253.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The response of volunteers to invasion and internal disorder is central to the argument that they constituted a ‘force of order’. This chapter shows that several cases of volunteer insubordination ... More


‘To shield me from all harm’ 1 : The Motivation for Volunteering

Austin Gee

in The British Volunteer Movement 1794-1814

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261253
eISBN:
9780191717543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261253.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the motives for volunteering. Volunteering is often interpreted as a patriotic and nationalist response to the defence requirements of the state. However, questions have risen ... More


The Public Face of Volunteering

Austin Gee

in The British Volunteer Movement 1794-1814

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261253
eISBN:
9780191717543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261253.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter shows that the volunteers' position between the military and civilian worlds forced them to define their position with regard to both. On the whole, they emphasized their civilian ... More


‘So gallant and patriotic a measure’: The Genesis of the Volunteer Force 1

Austin Gee

in The British Volunteer Movement 1794-1814

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261253
eISBN:
9780191717543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261253.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the emergence of the volunteer force. In March 1794 the government invited gentlemen to come forward and carry out plans for the security of the country that included the ... More


‘A Connexion of Loyalty’

Austin Gee

in The British Volunteer Movement 1794-1814

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261253
eISBN:
9780191717543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261253.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the selection of volunteers. Careful selection depended on the identification of loyalty. National and county administrators adopted several approaches to ensure that only ... More


Introduction

Austin Gee

in The British Volunteer Movement 1794-1814

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261253
eISBN:
9780191717543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261253.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This introductory chapter begins with a brief description of the purpose of the book, which is to show how volunteers rapidly established themselves as a force of reliable defenders of the ... More


‘An Armed Democracy’: The Political Threat of the Volunteer Movement

Austin Gee

in The British Volunteer Movement 1794-1814

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261253
eISBN:
9780191717543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261253.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter shows that volunteers were as much a threat to the existing order as they were a bastion against invasion and insurrection. Some apprehended constitutional and social threats to both the ... More


The Rise and Fall of the Volunteers

J. E. Cookson

in The British Armed Nation 1793–1815

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206583
eISBN:
9780191677236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206583.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter investigates the tension set up between a huge volunteer force and governments which successively sought a militarily more effective and ... More


Conclusion

Austin Gee

in The British Volunteer Movement 1794-1814

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261253
eISBN:
9780191717543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261253.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts from the author. It considers what the volunteers achieved, and compares this with the purpose for which they were established. The volunteers of the ... More


The Internationalization of European Armed Forces

Frédéric Mérand

in European Defence Policy: Beyond the Nation State

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199533244
eISBN:
9780191714474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533244.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

Thanks to the integrated structures of the Atlantic Alliance and the growth of multinational interventions since the end of the Cold War, West European armed forces increasingly look like ... More


The Curious Incident of the Guns in the Night Time

Iain Mclean and Tom Lubbock

in What's Wrong with the British Constitution?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546954
eISBN:
9780191720031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546954.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

The Government of Ireland Bill and the Ulster Protestant revolt 1912–14. Bonar Law, Dicey, the Unionist Party, and illegal activity. Curragh ‘mutiny’ 1914. Larne gunrunning 1914.


Enlisting Masculinity: The Construction of Gender in US Military Recruiting Advertising during the All-Volunteer Force

Melissa T. Brown

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199842827
eISBN:
9780199933105
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842827.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, International Relations and Politics

This book explores how the U.S. military branches have deployed gender and, in particular, ideas about masculinity to sell military service to potential recruits. Military service has strong ... More


Concepts and Context: Masculinity, Citizenship, and the Creation of the All-Volunteer Force

Melissa T. Brown

in Enlisting Masculinity: The Construction of Gender in US Military Recruiting Advertising during the All-Volunteer Force

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199842827
eISBN:
9780199933105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842827.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 2 provides historical and theoretical context for the analysis of the recruiting advertisements in the subsequent chapters. It discusses the concept of masculinity and Connell’s hegemonic ... More


Discrimination and Control in Ireland

Jacob N. Shapiro

in The Terrorist's Dilemma: Managing Violent Covert Organizations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157214
eISBN:
9781400848645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157214.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter studies the three most prominent terrorist groups operating in Northern Ireland from the 1960s through 2003: the Provisional IRA, the Ulster Defense Association (UDA), and the Ulster ... More


. The Road to Civil War?

Paul Bew

in Ideology and the Irish Question: Ulster Unionism and Irish Nationalism 1912–1916

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207085
eISBN:
9780191677489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207085.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter traces the events leading to the civil war in Ireland caused by the home rule crisis. The Irish government's intelligence sources on the Ulster Unionist Council suggested that a ... More


Before the Home Rule Crisis: 1910–1913

MICHAEL WHEATLEY

in Nationalism and the Irish Party: Provincial Ireland 1910-1916

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273577
eISBN:
9780191706165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273577.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

A study of the local press, both nationalist and unionist, indicates that there was no ‘Ulster crisis’ in the five counties studied from the 1910 elections up to the autumn of 1913. Only the outbreak ... More


The Alternative Arrangements of the Military

James Pattison

in The Morality of Private War: The Challenge of Private Military and Security Companies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199639700
eISBN:
9780191756085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639700.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This chapter considers the alternatives to using PMSCs and the claims that the use of PMSCs undermines the legitimacy of the state. First, it rejects various suggestions that the use of PMSCs ... More


Slaves or Mercenaries? Milton Friedman and the Institution of the All-Volunteer Military

John D. Singleton

in Milton Friedman: Contributions to Economics and Public Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198704324
eISBN:
9780191773761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704324.003.0027
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Friedman was the leading public proponent for an all-volunteer military. This chapter traces his influence upon the national debate over conscription, which culminated in Friedman’s service on the ... More


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