Soldiers and Societies in Postcommunist Europe

Legitimacy and Change

  • Anthony Forster
  • Timothy Edmunds
  • Andrew Cottey

Part of the One Europe or Several? book series (OES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Armed Forces and Society: a Framework for Analysis

    1. Timothy Edmunds, Anthony Forster, Andrew Cottey
      Pages 1-22
  3. Central Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Paul Latawski
      Pages 25-40
    3. Marybeth Peterson Ulrich
      Pages 56-75
  4. The Baltic States

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Andrius Krivas
      Pages 112-128
  5. Southeastern Europe

  6. The Former Soviet Union

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. James Sherr
      Pages 219-234
  7. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. Timothy Edmunds, Anthony Forster, Andrew Cottey
      Pages 237-257
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 258-264

About this book


This major comparative study examines the development of military-society relations in central and eastern Europe since the collapse of communism. Soldiers and Societies in Post-Communist Europe explores how the interaction of the common challenges of postcommunism and the diverse circumstances of individual countries are shaping patterns of military-society relations in this changing region. Detailed country case studies, written by international experts to a common analytical framework, compare the experiences of Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Croatia, Yugoslavia and Ukraine.

Editors and affiliations

  • Anthony Forster
    • 1
  • Timothy Edmunds
    • 1
  • Andrew Cottey
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PoliticsUniversity of BristolUK
  2. 2.Department of GovernmentUniversity College CorkRepublic of Ireland

Bibliographic information