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By Hans Born

This new book illustrates how democracy can't increase or undergo except army and safeguard forces are less than the whole regulate of democratic associations, and the entire worthy safeguards, exams and balances are in position. The individuals show how modern ecu states deal with the subsequent factor: how does a society, basically via its valid, democratically elected political leaders and their appointed officers, regulate the army, that very same nation establishment that has been validated for its safety and wields the monopoly of valid force?   Twenty-eight case experiences are chosen from key countries: the Czech Republic, Germany, Georgia, France, Hungary, eire, Israel, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Serbia and Montenegro, Switzerland, and the Ukraine. the foremost matters of those situations fluctuate from corruption to army incompetence, disobedience in the direction of civilian superiors, to unauthorized moves and injuries. the focal point is at the dating among political, civilian and armed forces actors whereas deciding upon difficulties and risks which can emerge in these family to the detriment of powerful and legit democratic keep watch over. This is crucial examining for college kids of civil-military relatives, democratization, ecu politics and safety experiences in general.  

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Intelligently managed, APM co-operation with alliance partners can offer significant economies of scale and advantages from technology transfer, division of production, shared logistics and common training. Although procurement and supply plays such a major role in the modernisation and alliance integration process, they rarely constitute early priorities of military reform because of the immense sums of money involved. The APM process determines from whom equipment is purchased, who will be paid to maintain/ upgrade existing equipment, and to whom equipment will be sold.

Subsequent military resentment contributed to a deterioration in civil–military relations until the general elections of November 2000. Military tradition and internal security missions The RAF has no recent tradition of performing internal security missions that would legitimise its use in police operations. Although it was mobilised during miners’ strikes in the Jiu Valley region during the communist period, it took no active part in their repression. During the December 1989 revolution, the army was mobilised on the basis of operational plans designed to counter a foreign invasion – essentially a state of siege (Codrescu, 1998).

As a result, the procurement process remained a black box closed to democratic control. Political and economic interests were further injected into what should have been a technical process because the senior officers named to head the armaments department during 1990–2000 were also granted the status of government state secretary (deputy minister). The 1998 decision of the Democratic Convention government to reserve the naming of the head of military intelligence and counterintelligence to the prime minister instead of the defence minister further encouraged partisan political influence and created more obstacles for reform and accountability.

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