Warrior Nation

Recruitment & militarism: a discussion with the founders of ForcesWatch, David Gee and Emma Sangster.

August 04, 2019 Season 1 Episode 6
Warrior Nation
Recruitment & militarism: a discussion with the founders of ForcesWatch, David Gee and Emma Sangster.
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Warrior Nation
Recruitment & militarism: a discussion with the founders of ForcesWatch, David Gee and Emma Sangster.
Aug 04, 2019 Season 1 Episode 6
ForcesWatch

We talk to ForcesWatch’s founders David Gee and Emma Sangster, about recruitment and militarism in the UK and some of ForcesWatch’s key outputs over the years. Join us as we discuss: 


  • How and why ForcesWatch began
  • The lack of ‘informed choice’ in the military’s enlistment of minors
  • How we define militarism
  • How militaristic the UK is compared to other countries, and why
  • Turning war into spectacle
  • The long-term risks and harms of the military’s recruitment of minors
  • Military training - turning young civilians into soldiers
  • The international context of the UK’s recruitment of minors
  • Military (and wider defence industry) influence in education
  • The ‘Take Action on Militarism’ resource

Wider reading on militarism and militarisation

Show Notes

We talk to ForcesWatch’s founders David Gee and Emma Sangster, about recruitment and militarism in the UK and some of ForcesWatch’s key outputs over the years. Join us as we discuss: 


  • How and why ForcesWatch began
  • The lack of ‘informed choice’ in the military’s enlistment of minors
  • How we define militarism
  • How militaristic the UK is compared to other countries, and why
  • Turning war into spectacle
  • The long-term risks and harms of the military’s recruitment of minors
  • Military training - turning young civilians into soldiers
  • The international context of the UK’s recruitment of minors
  • Military (and wider defence industry) influence in education
  • The ‘Take Action on Militarism’ resource

Wider reading on militarism and militarisation

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