Discrimination in the armed forces: A comparative analysis of the impact of UK and US civilian law on the military

Ball, R. (2011) Discrimination in the armed forces: A comparative analysis of the impact of UK and US civilian law on the military. In: IUS on the Armed Forces Conference, Chicago, Chicago, USA, 20 - 23 October 2011.

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Abstract

The civil-military relationship has predominantly been evaluated from a sociological or political science perspective. This paper examines the position of the Armed Forces within society, this so-called civil-military relationship, from a legal perspective. It undertakes a comparative analysis of US and UK civil law, in particular discrimination law, to determine how civil law has impacted on the military per se, rather than military law. The argument presented builds on Schiff’s concordance model of civil-military relations creating a socio-legal model of the inter-relationship of the armed forces with civil society grounded in cultural traditions but with absolute conditions. As such the paper provides insights for armed forces in general, not just the UK and US, as to future directions for the military’s relationship with civilian society.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:UK armed forces, US armed forces, civil-military relations, discrimination law, equality law, human right law
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Business and Law > Department of Law
ID Code:16800
Deposited By: Dr R. Ball
Deposited On:11 May 2012 08:58
Last Modified:21 Jan 2014 23:29

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