Het leger onder vuur. De Koninklijke Landmacht en haar critici, 1945-1989

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Het leger onder vuur. De Koninklijke Landmacht en haar critici, 1945-1989

Title: Het leger onder vuur. De Koninklijke Landmacht en haar critici, 1945-1989
Author: Boot, Corneline Yvonne Eleonore
Publisher: Institute for History, Faculty of Humanities, Leiden University
Issue Date: 2014-10-09
Keywords: Cold War
Conscientious objectors
Abstract: Does society need armed forces? If so, what form should they take and what position should they hold in a democratic society? Critical conscripts, conscientious objectors, professional soldiers, civilians and antimilitarists posed these questions during the Cold War. This study investigates their criticism of and protest against the armed forces and national security and defense policy in the Netherlands between 1945 and 1989. It first examines how and why the critics of the armed forces questioned its form and existence. Secondly, this study looks into the Ministry of Defense's reaction to these critics. It explores how the ministry interpreted and responded to criticism and protest. The main question of this study is to what extent did the ministry believe that the criticism undermined the armed forces' legitimacy?
Description: Promotores: B.A. de Graaf, J. Hoffenaar, H. te Velde
With Summary in English
Faculty: Faculteit Geesteswetenschappen
Citation: Boot, C.Y.E., 2014, Doctoral Thesis, Leiden University
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/29122

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