Armed forces and society in the UK: report from the Global Insecurities Centre
30 November 2014
The University of Bristol’s Global Insecurities Centre recently hosted the third in a series of seven ESRC-funded events on Reconnecting the academic community to British defence and security policy: the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review (ES/L001616/1). This workshop was entitled Armed Forces and Society in the UK and brought together speakers and participants from across academia, civil society, government, the Ministry of Defence and armed forces to consider key challenges of British military-society relations in the run-up to the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR).
The workshop was organised into four panels addressing: Military and Society; Public and Military Perceptions; Society in the Military; and The Military in Society. This report from Mr Oscar Berglund and Professor Timothy Edmunds from the Global Insecurities Centre provides an account of what was covered in each panel as well as highlighting the key findings and policy implications arising from discussions.