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Civil-military Relations : Building Democracy And Regional Security In Latin America, Southern Asia, And Central Europe - David R. Mares

Civil-military Relations

Building Democracy And Regional Security In Latin America, Southern Asia, And Central Europe

By: David R. Mares (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st November 1999
ISBN: 9780813324227
Number Of Pages: 292

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With the end of the Cold War the attention of policymakers, political activists, and academics has focused on the factors which promote democracy and regional peace. From both a theoretical and empirical perspective, the contributors to this volume examine the claim that civilian domination is the only form compatible with democracy and regional peace. By focusing on political values and the institutional rules of politics, the authors not only dispute this claim but clarify the conditions under which a partnership between civilians and the military can help promote both. The authors provide in-depth analyses of the normative and institutional aspects of the civil-military relationship to demonstrate that it is the politics of the relationship rather than its form that influences the likelihood of democracy and regional peace. Their analysis provides new reasons for expecting that democracy and regional peace can proliferate in the post-Cold War world.As a study of civil-military relations in twelve countries across Latin America, Asia, and Europe, "Civil-Military Relations" is an accessible and valuable book for policymakers, academics, and general readers.

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
List of Acronymsp. xi
Civil-Military Relations, Democracy, and the Regional Neighborhoodp. 1
Conceptions of Civil-Military Relations and Democracyp. 25
Concordance Theory: The Cases of India and Pakistanp. 27
Civil-Military Relations in Indonesia: The Case of ABRI's Dual Functionp. 45
Civil-Military Relations in Venezuelap. 59
Civilian-Dominated Relationshipsp. 77
From Confrontation to Cooperation: Democratic Governance and Argentine Foreign Relationsp. 79
Civil-Military Relations in the Czech and Slovak Republicsp. 101
The Restructuring of Civil-Military Relations in Poland Since 1989p. 132
Civil-Military Partnershipsp. 163
Civil-Military Relations in Chile's Geopolitical Transitionp. 165
Changing Patterns of Civil-Military Relations and Thailand's Regional Outlookp. 187
The Interplay of Internal War and Democratization in Guatemala Since 1982p. 206
Democratization and International Integration: The Role of the Armed Forces in Brazil's Grand Strategyp. 223
Conclusion: Civil-Military Relations, Democracy, and Regional Security in Comparative Perspectivep. 238
About the Editor and Contributorsp. 259
Indexp. 263
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ISBN: 9780813324227
ISBN-10: 081332422X
Series: Latin American in Global Perspective Series
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 292
Published: 1st November 1999
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1