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One Europe or Several?

Democratic Control of the Military in Postcommunist Europe

Guarding the Guards

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

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This major comparative study examines the challenges that the countries of postcommunist Central and Eastern Europe have faced in securing democratic control of their armed forces and establishing civilian control of defence policy. This 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 the Central European states (such as Poland and Romania), the Baltic republics, the former Yugoslavia republics, Russia and Ukraine.

About the authors

ANTON BEBLER Professor of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia ALEX J. BELLAMY Lecturer, Defence Studies Department, Kings College London PÁL DUNAY Director, International Training Course in Security Police, Geneva Centre for Security Policy JAMES GOW Reader, Department of War Studies, Kings College London IRINA ISAKOVA Defence Diplomacy Fellow, Centre for Defence Studies, Kings College London PAUL LATAWSKI Senior Lecturer in International Affairs, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst PLAMEN PANTEV Associate Professor at Sofia University 'St Kliment Ohridsky' and Director, Institute for Security and International Studies (ISIS), Sofia IOAN-MIRCEA PASCU Minister of National Defence of the Republic of Romania GRIGORJ PEREPELITSA Head of the Military Police Department, National Institute for Strategic Studies, Ukraine STEFAN SARVAS previously in the Research Department, Czech Ministry of Defence VAIDOTAS URBELIS Researcher, Institute of International Relations and Political Science, University of Vilnius, Lithuania TOMAS URBONAS Senior Executive Officer, Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence ILMARS VIKSNE Commandant, Latvian National Defence Academy, Riga MARIE VLACHOVÁ Director, Researcher Department, Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic

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' [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


Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introduction: the Challenge of Democratic Control of Armed Forces in Postcommunist Europe

    Cottey, Andrew (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • Democratic Control of Armed Forces in Postcommunist Poland: the Interplay of History, Political Society and Institutional Reform

    Latawski, Paul

    Pages 21-43

  • Democratic Control of Armed Forces in the Czech Republic: a Journey from Social Isolation

    Vlachová, Marie (et al.)

    Pages 44-63

  • Civil-Military Relations in Hungary: No Big Deal

    Dunay, Pál

    Pages 64-87

  • Democratic Control of Armed Forces in Latvia

    Viksne, Ilmars

    Pages 91-107

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Democratic Control of the Military in Postcommunist Europe
Book Subtitle
Guarding the Guards
Editors
  • A. Cottey
  • T. Edmunds
  • Anthony Forster
Series Title
One Europe or Several?
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-4039-0523-9
DOI
10.1057/9781403905239
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-94624-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-42632-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 273
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