Civil-Military Relations, Nation-Building, and National Identity: Comparative Perspectives

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In an increasingly complex post-Cold War world system, scholars interested in conflict and conflict resolution must consider a wider collection of variables in drawing conclusions about important security issues. This compendium features 13 original essays that explore the importance of culture and identity with respect to civil-military relations, national security, and nation building. Contributors reflect upon both theoretical and substantive issues and draw from case studies...

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Overview

In an increasingly complex post-Cold War world system, scholars interested in conflict and conflict resolution must consider a wider collection of variables in drawing conclusions about important security issues. This compendium features 13 original essays that explore the importance of culture and identity with respect to civil-military relations, national security, and nation building. Contributors reflect upon both theoretical and substantive issues and draw from case studies representing different regions of the world.

The work begins with two articles offering theoretical and cross-cultural treatment of conflict and conflict resolution. Next, authors include ten case studies that explore the re-emergence of identity as a focal ingredient in determining national security doctrine. Case studies range from China to Southern Europe to Liberia to Brazil. A third section concentrates on the role of nationalism.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275979232
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/30/2004
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Meet the Author

CONSTANTINE P. DANOPOULOS teaches Political Science at San Jose State University. He has written or edited ten books, numerous articles, and scores of book chapters. His publications deal with civil-military relations, national security, poverty, and the environment. He served as election observer in Bosnia in 1996 and is on the editorial board of Armed Forces and Society, The Journal of Political and Military Sociology, andMediterranean Quarterly.

DHIRENDRA VAJPEYI is Professor of Political Science at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. He has authored, co-authored, and edited 15 books, including Environmental Politics in the Third World (Greenwood, 1995), Local Governments and Politics, Modernizing China, Indira Ghandi's India, Water Resource Management: A Comparative Perspective, Deforestation, Environment and Sustainable Development, and Local Democracy and Politics in South Asia.

AMIR BAR-OR teaches in the History Department at Ben-Gurion University and in the Political Science Department at Hebrew University. He is author of numerous articles and book chapters in both English and Hebrew.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Introduction : notes and concepts 1
2 Blowing hot and cold : a therapy of regional war and peace 19
3 The nation-state, nationalism, and civil-military relations theory 51
4 Russia's search for identity, nationalism, and national security 67
5 Military-civilian integration in China : legacy and policy 83
6 National identity, national security, and Amazonia : military perceptions and attitudes in contemporary Brazil 107
7 The military and the politics of lustration in Nigeria 129
8 Civil-military relations in the third Yugoslavia : in a broken mirror 153
9 Questioning the role of army in nation-building : the development of critical discourse on civil-military relations in Israel 169
10 Civil-military relations, political Islam, and security : the Turkish case 183
11 The search for a national symbol in a military regime : the case of Liberia 199
12 The Macedonian question : from conflict to cooperation? 215
13 Framing the conflict : Slovenia in search of her army 233
14 Partition revisited : the international dimension and the case of Cyprus 253
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