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Is the Abrams Doctrine Valid?: Exploring the Impact of Army National Guard Mobilization on Public Support for the War On Terror

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dc.contributor.advisor Mayer, Jeremy D.
dc.contributor.author Rough, Jill A
dc.creator Rough, Jill A
dc.date 2010-11-22
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-25T14:29:09Z
dc.date.available NO_RESTRICTION en_US
dc.date.available 2011-05-25T14:29:09Z
dc.date.issued 2011-05-25
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/6343
dc.description.abstract The large scale and sustained use of National Guard and Reserve forces in the War on Terror has called for a timely re-examination of the so-called “Abrams Doctrine” that posits a link between Reserve Component mobilization and public support for military operations. This dissertation uses mixed methodologies to determine whether such a relationship exists. Evidence from the ethnographic case study indicates that the public perception of Guard soldiers lacks the necessary nuance to differentiate today‟s citizensoldier from his regular Army counterpart. However, the results of regressions analyses indicate that communities do respond to the mobilization of their local soldiers as evidenced by a statistically significant negative relationship in 2008. These findings suggest that local National Guard mobilizations tend to decrease local public support for war as measured by Republican vote, lending credence to the concepts underlying the Abrams Doctrine.
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Abrams Doctrine en_US
dc.subject Civil-Military Relations en_US
dc.subject Public Support for User en_US
dc.subject National Guard en_US
dc.subject Reserve Forces en_US
dc.subject War on Terror en_US
dc.title Is the Abrams Doctrine Valid?: Exploring the Impact of Army National Guard Mobilization on Public Support for the War On Terror en_US
dc.type Dissertation en
thesis.degree.name PhD in Public Policy en_US
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en
thesis.degree.discipline Public Policy en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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