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The politics of German defence and security : policy leadership and military reform in the post-Cold War era

Author: Tom Dyson
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, Inc., 2008.
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The post-Cold War era has witnessed a dramatic transformation in the German political consensus about the legitimacy of the use of force. However, in comparison with its EU and NATO partners, Germany has been reticent to transform its military to meet the challenges of the contemporary security environment. Until 2003 territorial defence rather than crisis-management remained the armed forces' core role and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Dyson, Tom.
Politics of German defence and security.
New York : Berghahn Books, 2007
(DLC) 2007025071
(OCoLC)145431692
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Dyson
ISBN: 9780857450234 0857450239
OCLC Number: 645101009
Description: 1 online resource (215 pages)
Contents: Title page-The Politics of German Defence and Security; Contents; Acknowledgements; Figures and Tables; List of Abbreviations; Chapter 1-Explaining the Paradox of German Defence Policy:1990-2005; Chapter 2-The Bundeswehr in its Historical and Structural Context; Chapter 3-Policy Leadership and Bundeswehr Reform during the Kohl Chancellorships; Chapter 4-Policy Leadership on Bundeswehr Reform during the First Schroder Chancellorship 1998-2002; Chapter 5-Bundeswehr Reform during the Second Schroder Chancellorship 2002-05. Chapter 6-Military Reform, NATO, and the European Security and Defence PolicyChapter 7-A Laggard in Military Reform; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Tom Dyson.

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The post-Cold War era has witnessed a dramatic transformation in the German political consensus about the legitimacy of the use of force. However, in comparison with its EU and NATO partners, Germany has been reticent to transform its military to meet the challenges of the contemporary security environment. Until 2003 territorial defence rather than crisis-management remained the armed forces' core role and the Bundeswehr continues to retain conscription. The book argues that 'strategic culture' provides only a partial explanation of German military reform. It demonstrates how domestic materia.

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