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Judith N. Shklar, Samantha Ashenden, and Andreas Hess

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780300214994

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300214994.001.0001

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Military Obedience

Military Obedience

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(p.145) Lecture 17: Military Obedience
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On Political Obligation
Author(s):

Judith N. Shklar

, Samantha Ashenden, Andreas Hess
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300214994.003.0014

Thematically this chapter follows directly from the previous chapter. It looks at the changes in military command structures that have occurred over time, from the Roman army to the Napoleonic Wars to, finally, the modern armed forces. Shklar further discusses modern warfare and the effects it had on the structures of command and obedience. This chapter also looks at various examples of disobedience in the military.

Keywords:   military order, hierarchization of command, mutiny, disobedience, legality of orders

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