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Democratic Control of the Military in Postcommunist Europe : Guarding the Guards - Andrew Cottey

Democratic Control of the Military in Postcommunist Europe

Guarding the Guards

By: Andrew Cottey (Editor), Timothy Edmunds (Editor), Anthony C. Forster (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 28th November 2001
ISBN: 9780333946244
Number Of Pages: 273

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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, the Baltic republics, the former Yugoslav republics, Russia, and Ukraine.

' [A] first class work...significant in that it presents concrete and well-documented case studies in a truly comparative fashion...There is no book that comes close to the analysis and information presented here on postcommunist states. This is a major contribution to military sociology, military history and civil-military relations...[A] standard reference for some years to come.' - Charles Moskos, Professor of Sociology, Northwestern University, USA



'This unique book will remain a must-read in the field for years to come.' - Gerhard Kummel, Slavic Review

Prefacep. ix
Notes on Contributorsp. xi
Introduction: the Challenge of Democratic Control of Armed Forces in Postcommunist Europep. 1
Central Europep. 19
Democratic Control of Armed Forces in Postcommunist Poland: the Interplay of History, Political Society and Institutional Reformp. 21
Democratic Control of Armed Forces in the Czech Republic: a Journey from Social Isolationp. 44
Civil-military Relations in Hungary: No Big Dealp. 64
The Baltic Statesp. 89
Democratic Control of Armed Forces in Latviap. 91
The Challenges of Civil-military Relations and Democratic Control of Armed Forces: the Case of Lithuaniap. 108
South Eastern Europep. 127
Defence Planning in Emerging Democracies: the Case of Romaniap. 129
The Changing Nature of Civil-military Relations in Post-Totalitarian Bulgariap. 140
Democratic Control of Armed Forces in Sloveniap. 159
'Like Drunken Geese in the Fog': Developing Democratic Control of Armed Forces in Croatiap. 174
The European Exception: Civil-military Relations in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (serbia and Montenegro)p. 194
The Former Soviet Unionp. 213
The Evolution of Civil-military Relations in Russiap. 215
The Development of Civil-military Relations in Post-Soviet Ukrainep. 233
Conclusionp. 249
Soldiers, Politics and Defence in Postcommunist Europep. 251
Indexp. 265
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ISBN: 9780333946244
ISBN-10: 0333946243
Series: One Europe or Several
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 273
Published: 28th November 2001
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1