Published in 1999. On the basis of leading theoretical work on civil-military relations, the authors elaborate their own model, emphasising the continuum between military autonomy (which has traditionally characterised the military sector in Russia) and integration with civil society (which one might expect would be the result of the political changes having taken place in Russia over the past decade). Three Indicators of this relation are selected; the participation of military personnel in civilian life, and it particular politics; the status of closed cities; conversation of military industry to civilian production.
These indicators are investigated at the federal level and at the regional level pertaining to Murmansk oblast’ (the Kola Peninsula), which is one the most heavily militarised areas of the world. The study is based on intensive ‘on-the-spot’ data gathering in Murmansk, including interviews with officers, redundant officers and inhabitants of such closed cities.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Introduction 1. Introduction 2. Integration vs. Autonomy – A Background to Civil-Military Relations in Russia Part 2: Civil-Military Relations in the Russian Federation 3. The Emergence of a New Russian Federation 4. The Armed Forces and the Process of Reform 5. The Military, Politics and Society in the Russian Federation 6. The Military-Industrial Complex: Attempts at Conversation 7. The Closed Cities of the Russian Federation Part 3: Civil-Military Relations on the Kola Peninsula 8. The Kola Peninsula – An Introduction 9. The Northern Fleet 10. The Naval Shipyards: Surviving Without Cash 11. The Closed Towns on the Kola Peninsula 12. The Military, Politics and Society on the Kola Peninsula 13. Conclusions.