Accession Number:

ADA276710

Title:

Military Unions: A Signpost on the Path of Subjective Control and Occupationalization of the Armed Forces

Descriptive Note:

Research rept. Aug 1992-Apr 1993

Corporate Author:

INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

This research paper examines the unionization of U.S. armed forces as a cause and effect relationship dependent upon the type and form of civilian leadership exercised over the U.S. military institution. In a liberal democratic society, formal and informal power groups interact to influence the form and substance of the military institution based on the perceived threat to national security. Two specific issues influence military unionization. First, the location of the military institution on the occupationalprofessional continuum. And secondly, the form of civilian control over the military subjective or objective. The substance of the unionization issue is examined from a historical perspective, as well as existing European models.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Government and Political Science
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Defense Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE