The Challenge of Military Reform in Postcommunist Europe: Building Professional Armed Forces

The Challenge of Military Reform in Postcommunist Europe: Building Professional Armed Forces

by Anthony Forster, Timothy Edmunds, Andrew Cottey, Timothy Edmunds
     
 

This major comparative study examines the challenges faced by countries of postcommunist Europe in reforming and professionalizing their armed forces. It explores how the interaction of the common challenges of postcommunism and the diverse circumstances of individual countries shape professionalization processes in this changing region. The detailed country case

Overview

This major comparative study examines the challenges faced by countries of postcommunist Europe in reforming and professionalizing their armed forces. It explores how the interaction of the common challenges of postcommunism and the diverse circumstances of individual countries shape professionalization processes in this changing region. The detailed country case studies in this volume, written by leading experts to a common analytical framework, compare the experiences of Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Croatia, FRY, Russia, and Ukraine.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333946213
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
01/18/2003
Series:
One Europe or Several? Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Anthony Forster is Director of the Department of Defense Studies, and Timothy Edmunds is Lecturer, both at the Joint Services Command and Staff College College, Swindon, UK. Andrew Cottey is Lecturer, Department of Peace Studies at the University of Bradford, UK.

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