This book, first published in 1981, is a comprehensive examination of the main theoretical, methodological and empirical approaches to the study of the military in modernising political systems, in socialist and non-socialist countries. It analyses civil-military relations in the Middle East, Eastern Europe and China, and in doing so sheds new light on the comparative politics and strategic affairs of the Cold War period.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Civil-Military Studies: Fragmentation and Integration Roman Kolkowicz Part 1. Civil-Military Relations in the Middle East 1. The Study of Civil-Military Relations in Modernising Societies in the Middle East: A Critical Assessment Fuad I. Khuri 2. Egypt and Turkey: The Military in the Background Richard H. Dekmejian 3. The Syrian Armed Forces in National Politics: The Role of the Geographic and Ethnic Periphery Alasdair Drysdale 4. The Israel Defence Forces: A Civilianized Military in a Partially Militarized Society Dan Horowitz Part 2. Civil-Military Relations in Socialist Societies 5. Military Intervention in the Soviet Union: Scenario for Post-Hegemonial Synthesis Roman Kolkowicz 6. The Military as a Political Actor in China Ellis Joffe 7. The Military as a Political Actor in Poland Andrzej Korbonski and Sarah M. Terry 8. The Role of the Military in Yugoslavia: An Historical Sketch A. Ross Johnson 9. Party-Military Relations in Eastern Europe: The Case of Romania Alex Alexiev Part 3. Systemic Change and the Role of the Military: Modernization, Development and Civil-Military Relations 10. Toward a Theory of Civil-Military Relations in Communist (Hegemonial) Systems Roman Kolkowicz 11. The Praetorian Army: Insecurity, Venality and Impotence David C. Rapoport 12. The Morphology of Military Regimes Samuel E. Finer 13. Civil-Military Relations in Socialist Authoritarian and Praetorian States: Prospects and Retrospects Amos Perlmutter
Roman Kolkowicz and Andrzej Korbonski