The Political Role of the Military: An International Handbook

Synopsis

In Western, developing, and totalitarian countries alike, the armed forces are powerful political organizations that play key roles in domestic politics. Yet, the literature on civilian-military relations provides few comparative examinations of the military's political role. In 27 chapters devoted to representative countries, this handbook looks at the varying roles the military plays around the world. Each chapter traces the historical background of the civil-military relations in the country, identifies and analyzes the processes the military uses to exert political influence, evaluates the success and results of the military's political role, and projects future developments.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Constantine Danopoulos
  • Rut Clara Diamint
  • Cynthia Watson
  • Daniel Zirker
  • Douglas Bland
  • Constantine Danopoulos
  • Rut Clara Diamint
  • Cynthia Watson
  • Daniel Zirker
  • Douglas Bland
  • Zhiyong Lan
  • Sharyl Cross
  • Henning S0+̸rensen
  • Ibrahim A. Karawan
  • Michel Louis Martin
  • Wilfried Von Bredow
  • Kostas Messas
  • Veena Gill
  • Ulf Sundhaussen
  • Houman Sadri
  • Moshe Lissak
  • Daniel Maman
  • Andrew K. Hanami
  • Cobie Harris
  • Roderic Camp
  • Jan R. Schoeman
  • Karl P. Magyar
  • Dongsung Kong
  • George L. Vásquez
  • Jerzy J. Wiatr
  • Margaret C. Lee
  • Konstantin E. Sorokin
  • Diddy R. M. Hitchins
  • William A. Jacobs
  • Stephen J. Cimbala
  • Frederic Belle Torimoro
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1996