Global Politics Of Defense Reform by T. BruneauGlobal Politics Of Defense Reform by T. Bruneau

Global Politics Of Defense Reform

byT. Bruneau, H. Trinkunas

Hardcover | May 10, 2011

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This volume analyzes the impact of key global trends on civil-military relations by examining defense reform processes since the end of the Cold War. Civil - military relations are reconceptualized to emphasize three dimensions: civilian control of the armed forces, effectiveness in carrying out roles and missions, and efficiency in use of resources.  The key global trends that affect these dimensions are the globalization of new norms and ideas, the democratization of governance, technological innovation, and economic liberalization. By focusing on defense reform processes, this book examines cases where civil-military relations can potentially alter quite rapidly under the impact of global trends. By comparing cases across Europe, Asia, North and South America, this book argues that democratization and globalization have had an outsized role in determining the timing and sequence of defense reform and the consequent impact on civil-military relations.

         Thomas Bruneau is a Distinguished Professor of National Security Affairs  in the Naval Postgraduate School's Department of National Security Affairs. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley. He has researched and written extensively on Latin America, especially Brazil, and Port...
Title:Global Politics Of Defense ReformFormat:HardcoverDimensions:312 pagesPublished:May 10, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230604447

ISBN - 13:9780230604445

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Table of Contents

* Part  I : Global Trends: Implications for Defense Reform * Global Trends and their Impact on Civil-Military Relations--Thomas C. Bruneau and Harold A. Trinkunas * Globalization and the Impact of Norms on Defense Restructuring--Anne L. Clunan * International Democracy Promotion and its Impact on Civil-Military Relations--Thomas C. Bruneau and Harold A. Trinkunas * Changing International Threat Perceptions--James J. Wirtz * Part II: Case Studies and Conclusion * Democratic Consolidation in Chilean Civil-Military Relations: 1990-2005--Marcos Robledo *  Preserving Autonomy in Conflict: Civil-Military Relations in Colombia--Douglas Porch *   “From National, Through Regional, to Universal….”: Security and Defense Reform in Romania --Liviu Muresan and Marian Zulean * The Global Determinants of Defense Restructuring: The Case of the United States--Jim Schweiter and Kim Wincup * India: Imbalance under Civilian Control -- Rajesh Basrur * Defense Reforms, Civil-Military Relations, and the Defense of Taiwan--Toshi Yoshihara *  Democratization and the Challenge of Defense Reform in Indonesia--Michael Malley *  The Challenge to Reform Defense--David Pion-Berlin