Democratic Control of the Military in Postcommunist Europe: Guarding the Guards


This major comparative study examines the challenges faced by the countries of postcommunist Central and Eastern Europe in securing democratic control of their armed forces and establishing a civilian control of defense policy. The 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 Poland, Romania, the Baltic republics, the former Yugoslav republics, Russia, and Ukraine.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Andrew Cottey
  • Timothy Edmunds
  • Anthony Forster
  • Paul Latawski
  • Marie Vlachová
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2002


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