Armed Forces and International Security: Global Trends and Issues (Google eBook)

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LIT Verlag Münster, 2003 - Political Science - 377 pages
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Designed as a textbook and interdisciplinary reference for the social sciences, this volume examines key issues in the current global security agenda and relationships between armed forces and society around the world. The book's concise chapters - on a broad range of themes related to national and international security, military sociology, and civil-military relations - were written by experts from 18 countries. This volume also has a groundbreaking section, which - using country studies and regional overviews - discusses civil-military relations in as well as the most salient theoretical and practical features of current means of democratic control of the armed forces in the early 21st century.
  

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Contents

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XXXVI
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XXX
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About the author (2003)

Franz Kernic is an Associate Professor in Political Science at the University of Innsbruck (Austria) and Professor at the Swedish National Defence College in Stockholm (Sweden).