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The soldier and the changing state : building democratic armies in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas

Author: Zoltan D Barany
Publisher: Princeton, N.J : Princeton University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looking at how armies supportive of democracy are built, this title argues that the military is the important institution that states maintain, for without military elites who support democratic  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Zoltan D Barany
ISBN: 1400845491 9781400845491
OCLC Number: 833553478
Accession No: (OCoLC)808346265
Awards: Shortlisted for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2013.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 456 p.)
Contents: Introduction --
What does a democratic military look like? --
Building democratic armies after war --
After World War II: Germany, Japan, and Hungary --
After civil war: Bosnia and Herzegovina, El Salvador, and Lebanon regime change --
After military rule in Europe: Spain, Portugal, and Greece --
After military rule in Latin America: Argentina, Chile, and Guatemala --
After military rule in Asia: South Korea, Thailand, and Indonesia --
After state-socialism in Europe: Slovenia, Russia, and Romania --
State transformation --
After colonial rule in Asia: India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh --
After colonial rule in Africa: Ghana, Tanzania, and Botswana --
After (re)unification and apartheid: Germany, South Africa, and Yemen --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Zoltan Barany.

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One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013 "This is an important work on militaries in newly democratizing regimes. The scope of the work is impressive... The topic of democratization of Read more...

 
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