Reforming Civil-Military Relations in New Democracies

Democratic Control and Military Effectiveness in Comparative Perspectives

  • Aurel Croissant
  • David Kuehn

About this book


This book addresses the challenge of reforming defense and military policy-making in newly democratized nations. By tracing the development of civil-military relations in various new democracies from a comparative perspective, it links two bodies of scholarship that thus far have remained largely separate:  the study of emerging (or failed) civilian control over armed forces on the one hand; and work on the roots and causes of military effectiveness to guarantee the protection and security of citizens on the other. The empirical and theoretical findings presented here will appeal to scholars of civil-military relations, democratization and security issues, as well as to defense policy-makers.


Civil-Military Relations Civilian Control Military Effectiveness Democratization Security Sector Reform Military Coup

Editors and affiliations

  • Aurel Croissant
    • 1
  • David Kuehn
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Political ScienceHeidelberg UniversityHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Political ScienceHeidelberg UniversityHeidelbergGermany

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