The Evolution of Civil-Military Relations in East-Central by Natalie Mychajlyszyn,Harald von Riekhoff

By Natalie Mychajlyszyn,Harald von Riekhoff

The dismantlement of the communist method of regulate of the army and its alternative with a democratic version is likely one of the most important features of the post-communist transition in East-Central Europe and the previous Soviet-Union. The luck of democratic civil-military reforms is a vital and underappreciated degree of the country of democratic transitions in those international locations, and it additionally has vital implications for and hyperlinks with neighborhood protection and NATO kinfolk. This publication examines the nation of democratic civil-military reforms in 9 East-Central and previous Soviet states: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Russia, and Ukraine.

An exam of those states is of specific curiosity and significance given their various courting with NATO, a dating that's encouraged to a wide quantity by way of the quantity of growth in reforming their post-communist procedure of keep watch over in their militaries. Following a complete theoretical bankruptcy on civil-military family, the person chapters reflect on the accomplishments in addition to the exceptional shortcomings of democratic civil-military reforms. total, the e-book argues that the weaknesses obvious in these kinds of international locations within the implementation of the democratic norms of civilian keep watch over of the army require persevered realization as a way to enhance not just the connection with NATO (wither club is already bought or sought) but in addition neighborhood defense in general.

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