The Routledge Handbook of Civil-Military Relations
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This 2nd edition of The Routledge Handbook of Civil-Military Relations offers a wide-ranging, internationally focused overview of the field of civil-military relations.
The armed forces are central actors in most societies and are involved in many different roles. Amongst other activities, they engage in peace operations, support the police in fighting crime, support civilian authorities in dealing with natural disasters, and fight against terrorists and in internal conflicts. The existing literature on this subject is limited in its discussion of warfighting and thus does not do justice to the variety of roles. This 2nd edition not only fills this important lacuna but offers an up-to-date comparative analysis and provides a conceptual framework to analyse how strategies can realistically be implemented. Amalgamating ideas from key thinkers in the field, the book is organized into three main thematic parts: Part I: Civil-Military Relations in Non-Democratic States and Illiberal Democracies; Part II: Civil-Military Relations in New Democracies; Part III: Civil-Military Relations in Established Democracies.
This handbook will be essential reading for students and practitioners in the fields of civil-military relations, defense studies, war and conflict studies, international security, and IR in general.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Democratic Civil-Military Relations in 21st Century
Cristiana Matei, Carolyn Halladay and Thomas Bruneau
Part I: Case Studies of Civil – Military Relations in Non-Democratic States and Illiberal Democracies: The Issue of Control
2. Civil-Military Relations in Putin’s Russia
3. Civil-Military Relations in a Non-Democratic State: The Case of Thailand
4. The Transformation of the Venezuelan Bolivarian Armed Force under Chávez and Maduro Harold Trinkunas
5. Saudi Arabia: A Story of Military Allegiance
6. Bolivia: A Tale of Praetorianism
Brendan de Brun
7. The Republic of Niger: The Military as a Security and Political Actor
8. Uganda: Civilian Control of the Military and Its Limits
9. Turkey: The Illusion of Civilian Control: Effectiveness in the Justice and Development Party Era
Kevin McCaskey and Catherine L. Grant
10. Singapore: Civil-Military Fusion and Militarized Civilians
Part II: Case Studies of Civil-Military Relations in New Democracies: The Issue of Effectiveness in Different Roles and Missions
11. Peacekeeping and Civil-Military Relations in Uruguay
12. Election Security and Democratic Civil-Military Relations in Ghana
13. Indonesia: The Pitfalls of Imperfect Civilian Control for Military Effectiveness
14. Tunisia: The Politics of Nonintervention
15. The South Korean Military’s Peacekeeping Missions: A Story of Effectiveness
16. Civil-Military Dividends of a Majoritarian State: The Case of Sri Lanka
17. Brazil: The Ebb and Flow of Democratic Civilian Control
Thomas C. Bruneau and Florina Cristiana Matei
18. Greece: After the Seven Year Itch of Military Rule
19. Peru: When Presidents Go Praetorian
Clay Oeffinger and Florina Cristiana Matei
Part III: Case Studies of Civil-Military Relations in Established Democracies: The Dynamics of Change in Control and Effectiveness
20. The Soldier’s Tradition and Civil-Military Relations in Germany
21. Civil-Military Relations in Great Britain and the "Special Relationship"
22. Women and the Armed Forces
23. The United States: Countering Terrorism Operations
24. From Tragedy to Success in Colombia: The Centrality of Effectiveness in Civil-Military Relations
Thomas C. Bruneau and Richard B. Goetze Jr.
25. The Civil-Military Relations Bureaucratic Machinery in Australia
Florina Cristiana Matei is a Lecturer at the Center for Homeland Defense and Security, Naval Postgraduate School, USA.
Carolyn Halladay is a Senior Lecturer and Academic Associate at the Department of National Security Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School, USA.
Thomas C. Bruneau is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the Department of National Security Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School, USA.