1st Edition

Managing Defence in a Democracy

Edited By Laura R. Cleary, Teri McConville Copyright 2006
    288 Pages 27 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    288 Pages 27 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    Although each state is unique it is possible to identify certain common problems and issues with respect to defence governance and management. Governance and Management of Defence is a unique introduction to all the key principles of governance and management through the clear identification of these commonalities.

    The leading contributors that this volume brings together also show that if individuals are keen to reform practices within their defence establishments they need to be aware of the many constraints and obstacles that may challenge their endeavours. Each contributor is an acknowledged expert in their field and identifes examples of good practice from across the world and the steps taken to implement that practice.

    This new volume work supports teaching with accessible prompts for reflective activity. The editors recognize that many readers will not be native English speakers, so plain English is used throughout with international examples and case studies to make all the topics and themes clearly relevant and understandable. This is the ideal introductory text for any course that deals with management within the defence sector

    This book will be of great interest to all students of armed forces and defence management, politics and strategic and military studies.

    Part 1: Defence Governance  1. Commonalities and Constraints in Defence Governance and Management Laura R. Cleary and Teri McConville  2. The Principles of Good Governance Jeff Haynes  3. Political Direction: The Essence of Democratic, Civil and Civilian Control Laura R. Cleary  4. Policy Formulation and Execution David Chuter  5. Transparency and Accountability Laura R. Cleary  6. Civilians in Defence David Chuter and Laura R. Cleary  7. The Functions of a Defence Ministry Trevor Taylor  Part 2: Defence Management  8. The Principles of Management Applied to the Defence Sector Teri McConville  9. Strategic Management: Avoiding Analysis Paralysis Derrick J. Neal  10. Information and Its Management Annie Maddison  11. Human Resource Management in the Defence Environment Alex Alexandrou and Roger Darby  12. Basic Concepts in Financial Management Len Nockles and Teri McConville  13. Defence Acquisition Trevor Taylor  14. Performance Management and the Balanced Scorecard Sylvie Jackson  15. Change Management: Putting Strategy into Practice Derrick J. Neal  16. The Governance and Management of Defence: Future Challenges  Teri McConville and Laura R. Cleary  Index


    Laura R. Cleary joined Cranfield University in July 2002 as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Defence Management and Security Analysis. Prior to taking up this appointment she was a Lecturer in International Politics at the University of Stirling (1994 – 2002). She is currently the Academic Director for the UK MoD’s sponsored Defence Diplomacy courses and is the Director of Research for DMSA.

    Teri McConville read Human Resource Management with Computer Science as a first degree and was awarded a PhD, for a project concerning the discursive formation of managerial decisions. She is co-editor of Defence Management in Uncertain Times (Cass 2003) and co-ordinator for the Cranfield Defence Management conferences. She is deputy director of research for the Department of Defence Management and teaches research method to doctoral candidates.