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One Europe or Several?

The Challenge of Military Reform in Postcommunist Europe

Building Professional Armed Forces

Editors: Forster, A., Edmunds, T., Cottey, Andrew (Eds.)

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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 are shaping 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.

About the authors

ALEX J. BELLAMY Lecturer, Defence Studies Department, Kings College London, Joint Services Command and Staff College LAURA CLEARY Lecturer, Department of Politics, University of Stirling PAL DUNAY Director, International Training Course in Security Policy, Geneva Centre for Security Policy JAMES GOW Reader, Department of War Studies, Kings College London DALE R. HERSPRING Professor of Political Science, Kansas State University ERIK KOPAC Researcher and Assistant Professor, Department of Defence Studies, University of Ljubljana IGOR KOTNIK-DVOJMOC State Under-secretary, Slovenian Ministry of Defence, Assistant Professor, Department of Defence Studies, University of Ljubljana PAUL LATAWSKI Senior Lecturer in International Affairs, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst ROBERTAS SAPRONAS Head of Analysis and Planning Division, International Relations Department, Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence JAMES SHERR Senior Fellow, Geneva Centre for Democratic Control of Armed Forces JAN ARVEDS TRAPANS Senior Fellow, Geneva Centre for Democratic Control of Armed Forces MARYBETH PETERSON ULRICH Associate Professor of Government, Department of National Security and Strategy, US Army War College MARIE VLACHOVÁ Senior Fellow, Geneva Centre for Democratic Control of Armed Forces MARIAN ZULEAN Advisor on NATO and the OCSE, International Affairs Department Office of the Romanian Presidency

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'[A] well-conceived and tightly edited manuscript that adds significantly to our understanding of the military in an increasingly important area of the world. The conceptual scheme lends coherence to the substantive chapters, written by recognized experts on the countries in question. The book offers a needed corrective to the notion that NATO standards and notions of professionalism will dominate modern militaries. It will be of interest to those interested in post-communist systems and civil-military relations.' - Professor John Allen Williams, Loyola University Chicago, Executive Director, Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society


Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction: the Professionalisation of Armed Forces in Postcommunist Europe

    Forster, Anthony (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • Professionalisation of the Polish Armed Forces: ‘No Room for Amateurs and Undereducated Soldiers?’

    Latawski, Paul

    Pages 19-33

  • Professionalisation of the Army of the Czech Republic

    Vlachová, Marie

    Pages 34-48

  • Professionalisation of the Slovak Armed Forces

    Ulrich, Marybeth Peterson

    Pages 49-62

  • Building Professional Competence in Hungary’s Defence: Slow Motion

    Dunay, Pál

    Pages 63-78

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Hardcover $120.00
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Softcover $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-42628-7
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  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Challenge of Military Reform in Postcommunist Europe
Book Subtitle
Building Professional Armed Forces
Editors
  • A. Forster
  • T. Edmunds
  • Andrew Cottey
Series Title
One Europe or Several?
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-4039-1429-3
DOI
10.1057/9781403914293
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-94621-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-42628-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 260
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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