Democratization and Civilian Control in Asia by A. CroissantDemocratization and Civilian Control in Asia by A. Croissant

Democratization and Civilian Control in Asia

byA. Croissant, D. Kuehn, P. Lorenz

Hardcover | January 29, 2013

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How can civilians in newly democratized countries ensure their control over the military? While establishing civilian control of the military is a necessary condition for a functioning democracy, it requires prudent strategic action on the part of the decision-makers to remove the military from positions of power and make it follow their orders.
AUREL CROISSANT teaches Political Science at Heidelberg University, Germany. His research interests include comparative politics, especially in East and Southeast Asia, theoretical and empirical research on democratization, civil-military relationships, terrorism and political violence, political parties, and the comparative study of a...
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Title:Democratization and Civilian Control in AsiaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:269 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.69 inPublished:January 29, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230285333

ISBN - 13:9780230285330

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Table of Contents

PART I Conceptualizing Civilian Control oft he Military Explaining Civilian Control of the Military in New Democracies PART II South Korea. Purges and Presidential Prerogatives Taiwan. From Martial Law to Civilian Control Indonesia. The Democratization of Personal Control Bangladesh. From Militarized Politics to Politicized Military The Philippines. Civil-Military Symbiosis under the Veneer of Civilian Rule Thailand. Civilian Control Deterred Pakistan. Military-Guided Transitions to Elected Government and the Failure of Civilian Control PART III Conclusion. Contours, Causes, and Consequences of Civilian Control

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'This is an excellent book about democratic governance of the military in Asia, written by authors with a solid academic reputation on the issue of civil-military relations. The book gives interesting concepts, insights and entry points for security sector reform and its relation with democratic consolidation in the region. Governmental readers should be sobered, and non-governmental ones energised, by this timely book.' - Hans Born, Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, Switzerland'This is a seminal work on the comparative analysis of civilian control of the military in Asian new democracies. Analytically innovative, empirically rigorous, and rich in policy implication. The book is the 'must' reading for students of Asian politics and comparative analysis of civil-military relations.' Chung-in Moon, Professor of Political Science, Yonsei University, South Korea'This excellent monograph contributes tremendously to our understanding of at least two major issues. In raising and answering the three main questions of achieving democratic civilian control of the military in any country the challenges facing civilians, diminishing military prerogatives and achieving control, and the risks of failure the authors provide unparalleled insights into the successes, and failures, of democratic consolidation in countries ranging from South Korea and Taiwan to Thailand and Pakistan.' - Thomas C. Bruneau, Distinguished Professor of National Security Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, USA