This book addresses the challenge of reforming defense and military policy-making in newly democratized nations. By tracing the development of civil-military relations in various new democracies from a comparative perspective, it links two bodies of scholarship that thus far have remained largely separate: the study of emerging (or failed) civilian control over armed forces on the one hand; and work on the roots and causes of military effectiveness to guarantee the protection and security of citizens on the other. The empirical and theoretical findings presented here will appeal to scholars of civil-military relations, democratization and security issues, as well as to defense policy-makers.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction.- Chapter 2: The Long Shadow of History: Civilian Control and Military Effectiveness in Poland.- Chapter 3: Institutional Failure and Civic Activism: The Potential for Democratic Control in Post-Maidan Ukraine.- Chapter 4: Civil-Military Relations in Two “Third Wave” Democracies: The First and a Follower.- Chapter 5: Mexico: A Civil-Military “Pact” Unravelling?.- Chapter 6: Civilian Control and Military Effectiveness in South Africa and Ghana.- Chapter 7: Civilian Control and Defense Policy in Indonesia’s Nascent Democracy.- Chapter 8: Reforming Defense and Military Policy-Making in South Korea, 1987-2012.- Chapter 9: Democratic Control and Military Effectiveness of the Turkish Armed Forces.- Chapter 10: Lebanon: The Limits of Controlling a National Army in a Sectarian State.- Chapter 11: Strengthening the Tunisian Armed Forces? Reforming Defense and Military Policy-Making in Tunisia.