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Author McLauchlin, Theodore, author

Title Desertion : trust and mistrust in civil wars / Théodore McLauchlin
Published Ithaca [New York] : Cornell University Press, 2020
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Contents Slipping away -- Trust, mistrust and desertion in civil wars -- Desertion in Civil War Spain: background and research design -- Demonstrated valor and loyalty: norms of cooperation and desertion at the micro level -- "Collateral damage": coercion and desertion at the micro level -- Varieties of voluntarism: the Spanish Republic, summer-fall -- Desertion in a changing army: the Popular Army of the Republic, Fall 1936- -- Cohesion, coercion and desertion in Franco's army -- Trust, mistrust and desertion in the armies of Syria -- Conclusion: desertion, armed groups, and civil wars
Summary "Delving deeply into the Spanish Civil War, as well as the civil war in Syria, this book examines the world of combatants in military units, with their comrades and commanders and argues that bonds of trust among combatants keep them fighting, that mistrust pushes them to leave, and that beliefs about political commitments and the motivation to fight shape both"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on November 25, 2020)
Subject Desertion, Military
Desertion, Military.
HISTORY / Military / Other
Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 -- Desertions
Syria -- History -- Civil War, 2011- -- Desertions
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2020012044
ISBN 1501752952