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Army and State in Postcommunist Europe

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This study explores the complex military issues that are raised by the transition to post-communist rule with particular reference to Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, and the new members of NATO. All faced similar problems yet their responses, it emerges, were surprisingly diverse.

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Overview

This study explores the complex military issues that are raised by the transition to post-communist rule with particular reference to Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, and the new members of NATO. All faced similar problems yet their responses, it emerges, were surprisingly diverse.

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Eleven contributions from international scholars and practitioners discuss civil-military relations in countries making the transition from communist rule to some form of democracy. Focusing on the countries of Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Hungary, and the Czech Republic, the authors explore the ways in which civil-military relations have been affected by shrinking budgets, changing political situations, and other factors. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780714681597
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/1/2001
  • Edition description: ANN
  • Pages: 180
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Civil-Military Relations in the New Democracies 7
Legal, Political and Budgetary Aspects of Civilian Control of the Military in Russia 11
The Russian Armed Forces: Failed Reform Attempts and Creeping Regionalization 23
Marching to a Different Drum? Political Orientations and Nationalism in Russia's Armed Forces 43
Civil-Democratic Control of Ukraine's Armed Forces: To What End? By What Means? 65
The Implications of NATO Expansion for Civil-Military Relations in Hungary 78
The Politics and Finance of Civil-Military Reform in the Czech Republic 96
Military Reform and Budgeting for Defence in Bulgaria (1989-2000) 113
Corruption Among Security Personnel in Central and Eastern Europe 129
Conclusion 146
Abstracts 154
Notes on Contributors 158
Index 161
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