"Conscientious Acceptance: The Impact of Public Support on Conscription"
My dissertation explores the connections between domestic politics and security policy. It demonstrates the impact that winning coalition acceptance and public support can have on recruitment policy. It finds that countries with larger winning coalitions, e.g., democracies, are more likely to implement Conscientious Objection and Alternative Civilian Service when they implement conscription. Additionally, once established these policies make it harder for a government to abolish the draft if they dominate public debates.