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The Soldier and the Changing State: Building Democratic Armies in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas
     

The Soldier and the Changing State: Building Democratic Armies in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas

by Zoltan Barany
 

ISBN-10: 0691137692

ISBN-13: 9780691137698

Pub. Date: 09/16/2012

Publisher: Princeton University Press

The Soldier and the Changing State is the first book to systematically explore, on a global scale, civil-military relations in democratizing and changing states. Looking at how armies supportive of democracy are built, Zoltan Barany argues that the military is the most important institution that states maintain, for without military elites who support

Overview

The Soldier and the Changing State is the first book to systematically explore, on a global scale, civil-military relations in democratizing and changing states. Looking at how armies supportive of democracy are built, Zoltan Barany argues that the military is the most important institution that states maintain, for without military elites who support democratic governance, democracy cannot be consolidated. Barany also demonstrates that building democratic armies is the quintessential task of newly democratizing regimes. But how do democratic armies come about? What conditions encourage or impede democratic civil-military relations? And how can the state ensure the allegiance of its soldiers?

Barany examines the experiences of developing countries and the armed forces in the context of major political change in six specific settings: in the wake of war and civil war, after military and communist regimes, and following colonialism and unification/apartheid. He evaluates the army-building and democratization experiences of twenty-seven countries and explains which predemocratic settings are most conducive to creating a military that will support democracy. Highlighting important factors and suggesting which reforms can be expected to work and fail in different environments, he offers practical policy recommendations to state-builders and democratizers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691137698
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
09/16/2012
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction 1

Chapter 1 What Does a Democratic Army Look Like? 14

BUILDING DEMOCRATIC ARMIES

After War

Chapter 2 After World War II: Germany, Japan, and Hungary 47

Chapter 3 After Civil War: Bosnia and Herzegovina, El Salvador, and Lebanon 78

After Regime Change

Chapter 4 After Military Rule in Europe: Spain, Portugal, and Greece 113

Chapter 5 After Military Rule in Latin America: Argentina, Chile, and Guatemala 143

Chapter 6 After Military Rule in Asia: South Korea, Thailand, and Indonesia 178

Chapter 7 After State-Socialism in Europe: Slovenia, Russia, and Romania 212

After State Transformation

Chapter 8 After Colonial Rule in Asia: India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh 245

Chapter 9 After Colonial Rule in Africa: Ghana, Tanzania, and Botswana 275

Chapter 10 After (Re)Unification and Apartheid: Germany, South Africa, and Yemen 303

Conclusion 339

Notes 359
Bibliography 409
Index 443

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