This book represents the first attempt to deal with the problem of how to conceptualize the civil-military relations of communist systems within a common intellectual framework. It presents major constructs originally designed for analyzing civil-military relations in the USSR. .
1. Introduction Part 1: Some Conceptual Questions 2. Interest Groups in Soviet Politics: The Case of the Military 3. The Party-Military Connection: A Critique 4. The Party-Military Connection: A Participatory Model Part 2: Country Studies 5. The Soviet Military-Educational Complex 6. Defense Industrialists in the USSR 7. Technology and Civil-Military Relations: The Polish and East German Cases 8. The Military as an Agent of Political Socialization: The Case of Hungary 9. The Military and the Party in Romania 10. The Military as an Interest Group in Yugoslav Politics 11. A Bureaucratic Approach to Civil-Military Relations in Communist Political Systems: The Case of Cuba 12. Professionalism and Politics in the Chinese Armed Forces: A Reconceptualization Part 3: The Soviet–East European Military Connection 13. Soviet–East European Military Relations: An Overview