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Title:Ethnicity and army recruitment in colonial plural societies
Author:Adekson, J.'Bayo
Year:1979
Periodical:Ethnic and Racial Studies
Volume:2
Issue:2
Pages:151-165
Language:English
Geographic term:Subsaharan Africa
Subjects:ethnicity
colonialism
military recruitment
Abstract:The author has studied the kinds of difficulties faced by multi-ethnic, sub-Saharan African states as they attended to the twin problems of military organisation and the control of the military: 'Military Organization in Multi-Ethnically Segmented Society: Some Comparative cases from Contemporary sub-Saharan Africa' (Cambridge, Mass., 1973), and 'Military Organization in Multi-Ethnically Segmented Society: A Theoretical Statement' (Syracuse N.Y., 1973). The present paper makes a critical examination of the colonial historical roots and sources of the problem. Sections: Introduction - On the concept of 'warrior tribes' - The ethnic calculus - The compartmentalized military structure - Antipathy towards education - The effects of World Wars I and II - Comparative colonial approaches - Conclusions. Notes.
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