Soldiers and Societies in Post-Communist Europe: Legitimacy and Change

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This major comparative study examines the development of military-society relations in central and eastern Europe since the collapse of communism. Soldiers and Societies in Post-Communist Europe explores how the interaction of the common challenges of post-communism and the diverse circumstances of individual countries are shaping patterns of military-society relations in this changing region. Detailed country case studies, written by international experts to a common analytical framework, compare the experiences...

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Overview

This major comparative study examines the development of military-society relations in central and eastern Europe since the collapse of communism. Soldiers and Societies in Post-Communist Europe explores how the interaction of the common challenges of post-communism and the diverse circumstances of individual countries are shaping patterns of military-society relations in this changing region. Detailed country case studies, written by international experts to a common analytical framework, compare the experiences of Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Croatia, Yugoslavia and Ukraine.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333946220
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 12/5/2003
  • Series: One Europe or Several?
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.68 (d)

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Anthony Forster is Professor of Politics and International Relations and Director of the Governance Research Centre, Department of Politics, University of Bristol, UK.

Timothy Edmunds is Lecturer in Defence Studies, King's College London and the Joint Services Command & Staff College, UK.

Andrew Cottey is Jean Monnet Chair in European Political Integration and Lecturer, Department of Government, University College Cork, Republic of Ireland.

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Table of Contents

Preface
• Notes on Contributors
• Armed Forces and Society in Post-Communist Europe: A Framework for Analysis—T. Edmunds, A. Forster & A. Cottey
Part I: Central Europe
• The Polish Armed Forces and Society—P. Latawski
• The Integration of the Czech Armed Forces into Society—M. Vlachová
• Armed Forces and Society in Slovakia—M. Peterson Ulrich
• The Armed Forces in Hungarian Society: Finding a Role?—P. Dunay
Part II: The Baltic States
• The Armed Forces and Society in Latvia: A Decade of Development—J. Arveds Trapans
• Armed Forces and Society in Lithuania—A. Krivas
Part III: South Eastern Europe
• Ahead of the Curve: The Military Society Relationship in Romania—L. L. Watts
• Still the People's Army? Armed Forces and Society in Bulgaria—L. Cleary
• 'Le Petite Muette' and Suspicious Controller: Armed Forces and Society in Slovenia—L. Jelusic & M. Malesic
• A Crisis of Legitimacy?: Armed Forces and Society in Croatia—A. J. Bellamy
• Legitimacy and the Military Revisited: Civil-Military Relations and the Future of Yugoslavia—J. Gow & I. Zverzanovski
Part IV: The Former Soviet Union
• The Army and Society in Ukraine— J. Sherr
Part V: Conclusion * Conclusions: Patterns and Trends in Military-Society Relations in Post-communist Europe—T. Edmunds, A. Forster & A. Cottey *

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