Accession Number : ADA256885


Title :   The Advent of Representative Associations in the Irish Defence Forces


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS


Personal Author(s) : Gannon, Michael P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a256885.pdf


Report Date : 05 Jun 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 153


Abstract : This study seeks to identify the factors that underlie the establishment of representative associations in the Irish Defence Forces. The thesis establishes the nature and history of military representation. It further finds that the Irish Defence Forces were almost totally unaware of and had no policy on military representation prior to 1988. By 1991, representative associations were legally established in the Irish Defence Forces. The greater part of the thesis analyzes the interactions of the parties involved in this remarkable evolution that occurred in such a short period of time. In addition to the Government, the military authorities, and Defence Forces personnel, the study finds that the printed media and a pressure group composed of military wives were significant players in the process. The study concludes that a number of intertwined factors led to the establishment of representative associations in the Irish Defence Forces. Many of these factors arose from poor manpower management.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL , *POLICIES , *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , *PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT , *LABOR UNIONS , *IRELAND , GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY) , FAMILY MEMBERS , MASS MEDIA , THESES , MISSIONS , HISTORY , SALARIES , CIVILIAN PERSONNEL , BENEFITS


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE