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The Routledge Handbook of Civil–Military Relations

Edited by: Thomas C. Bruneau , Florina Cristiana Matei

Print publication date:  September  2012
Online publication date:  November  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415782739
eBook ISBN: 9780203105276
Adobe ISBN: 9781136253218

10.4324/9780203105276
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This new Handbook offers a wide-ranging, internationally focused overview of the field of civil–military relations.

The armed forces are central actors in most societies and are involved in many different roles. Amongst other activities, they engage in peace operations, support the police in fighting crime, support civilian authorities in dealing with natural disasters, and fight against terrorists and in internal conflicts. The existing literature on this subject is limited in its discussion of war-fighting and thus does not do justice to this variety of roles.

The Routledge Handbook of CivilMilitary Relations not only fills this important lacuna, but offers an up-to-date comparative analysis which identifies three essential components in civil–military relations: (1) democratic civilian control; (2) operational effectiveness; and (3) the efficiency of the security institutions. Amalgamating ideas from key thinkers in the field, the book is organized into three main parts:

  • Part I: Development of the Field of Study;
  • Part II: Civil–Military Relations in Non-Democratic or Nominally Democratic Countries;
  • Part III: Civil–Military Relations in Democratic and Democratizing States: Issues and Institutions.

This new Handbook will be essential reading for students and practitioners in the fields of civil–military relations, defense studies, war and conflict studies, international security and IR in general.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Impediments to the accurate conceptualization of civil–military relations Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Development of an approach through debate Download PDF
Chapter  3:  A new conceptualization of civil–military relations Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Efficiency in the use of resources Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Security sector reform Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Escape from Huntington's labyrinth Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Civil–military relations in a dictatorship Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Learning from failure Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Lessons not to learn Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The transformation of the Bolivarian Armed Force Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Rebuilding the military under democratic control Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Asserting civilian control Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Civilian influence in defense Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Shifting lines of governance in insurgencies Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Executive civilian control of the military Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Reforms in professional military education Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Discovering peacekeeping as a new mission Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The impact of NATO membership on military effectiveness Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Redefining defense strategy Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Building an integrated military in post-conflict societies Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Civil–military relations in an emerging democracy Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Developing a robust Ministy of Defense and a Joint Staff Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Democratic civilian control and military effectiveness Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Achieving neutrality and effectiveness Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Stability in flux Download PDF
Chapter  26:  NATO, the demand for democratic control, and military effectiveness Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The impact of the Partnership for Peace on civil–military relations Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Conclusion Download PDF
Bibliography Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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