Democratic Control of the Military in Post-Communist Europe: Guarding the Guards

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This major comparative study examines the challenges faced by the countries of postcommunist Central and Eastern Europe in securing democratic control of their armed forces and establishing a civilian control of defense policy. The book explores how the interaction of the common challenges of postcommunism and the diverse circumstances of individual countries shape civil-military relations in this changing region. Detailed country case studies written by leading experts compare the experiences of Poland, Romania,...

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Overview

This major comparative study examines the challenges faced by the countries of postcommunist Central and Eastern Europe in securing democratic control of their armed forces and establishing a civilian control of defense policy. The book explores how the interaction of the common challenges of postcommunism and the diverse circumstances of individual countries shape civil-military relations in this changing region. Detailed country case studies written by leading experts compare the experiences of Poland, Romania, the Baltic republics, the former Yugoslav republics, Russia, and Ukraine.

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"This unique book will remain a must-read in the field for years to come."—Gerhard Kümmel, Slavic Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333946244
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 2/28/2002
  • Series: One Europe or Several?
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 287
  • Lexile: 1610L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Cottey is Jean Monnet Lecturer in European Political Integration in the Department of History, University College Cork, and Lecturer in the Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford.

Timothy Edmunds is a Research Fellow in the Defense Studies Department, and Anthony Forster is Research Director in the Defense Studies Department, both at Kings Colleges London.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Challenge of Democratic Control of Armed Forces in Postcommunist Europe—A. Cottey, T. Edmunds & A. Forster
Part I: Central Europe
• Democratic Control of Armed Forces in Postcommunist Poland: The Interplay of History, Political Society and Institutional Reform—P. Latawski
• Democratic Control of the Armed Forces in the Czech Republic: A Jourbaney from Social Isolation—M. Vlachová & S. Sarvas
• Civil-Military Relations in Hungary: No Big Deal—P. Dunay
Part II: The Baltic States
• Democratic Control of the Armed Forces in Latvia—I. Viksne
• Challenges of Civil-Military Relations and Democratic Control of Armed Forces: The Case of Lithuania—V. Urbelis & T. Urbonas Part III: South Eastern Europe
• Defense Planning in Emerging Democracies: The Case of Romania—I.M. Pascu
• The Nature of Civil-Military Relations in Post-Totalitarian Bulgaria—P. Pantev *Democratic Control of the Armed Forces in Slovenia—A. Bebler
• "Like Drunken Geese in the Fog": Democratic Control of Armed Forces in Croatia—A.J. Bellamy
• The European Exception: Civil-Military Relations in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia—J. Gow
Part IV: The Former Soviet Union
• The Evolution of Civil-Military Relations in Russia—I. Isakova
• The Development of Civil-Military Relations in Post-Soviet Ukraine—G. Perepelitsa Part V: Conclusion
• Soldiers, Politics and Defense in Central and Eastern Europe—A. Cottey, T. Edmunds & A. Forster

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