Introduction to the Special Issue
Patriotism, Public Opinion, and National Defense in Estonia, Finland, and Sweden
How do political communities stick together as polities in times of crisis? What is needed to motivate their citizens work together to deter...
Fighting for the (Step)Motherland?
Predictors of Defense Willingness in Estonia’s Post-Soviet Generation
What makes individuals willing to defend their (adopted) homeland as their own? This is an essential question for all diverse societies. We turn...
Patriotism and Resilience as Civic Piety in Textbooks of National Defense Courses in Finland, 1967–2018
This article analyzes “National Defense Courses” textbooks that were used to disseminate defense information to the political, social, and...
The Legitimacy of Conscription in Democracy
Connections between Conscription Politics and Public Opinion in Parliamentary Debates in Finland and Sweden in the 2010s
Conscription is a political institution that may socialize individuals to acquire such values as a sense of patriotism and duty toward state. In...
“The Swedish Principle is the Christian Principle”
Christianity and the Concept of the People in Swedish Patriotism during World War II
To strengthen Swedish patriotism during World War II, representatives of the Swedish Parliament and the Church of Sweden gathered at Stockholm’s...
One Quarter of the Nation: Immigration and the Transformation of America by Nancy Foner
Review of: One Quarter of the Nation: Immigration and the Transformation of America by Nancy Foner. Princeton: Princeton University...
Global Race War: International Politics and Racial Hierarchy by Alexander D. Barder
Review of: Global Race War: International Politics and Racial Hierarchy by Alexander D. Barder. New York: Oxford University Press,...
Connected Soldiers: Life, Leadership, and Social Connections in Modern War by John Spencer
Review of: Connected Soldiers: Life, Leadership, and Social Connections in Modern War by John Spencer. Lincoln, NE: Potomac...
Apartheid’s Black Soldiers: Un-national Wars and Militaries in Southern Africa by Lennart Bolliger
Review of: Apartheid’s Black Soldiers: Un-national Wars and Militaries in Southern Africa by Lennart Bolliger. Athens: Ohio University...
Notes on Contributors
Notes on contributors to Volume 49, Number 2 of the Journal of Political & Military Sociology.