DEPT/SUBJECT AREA - Politics and Cultural Studies
SUPERVISOR(S) - Doctor Eugene Miakinkov
RESEARCH DEGREE (PhD)
THESIS TITLE - Work in progress
The research aims to explore the militarisation of children within Britain in the period following the end of conscription. In order to ensure recruitment levels into the military remained at a viable level, what were the strategies employed by the Ministry of Defence to target children in order for them to consider the armed forces as an attractive career choice when they came of age. The research will incorporate official policy in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, institutions such as the Army Cadet Force, as well as the ‘Junior’ arms of regiments in existence during the period. Wider social conditioning such as the use of popular culture and toys will also be considered.