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Guns & Roses: Comparative Civil-Military Relations in the Changing Security Environment, edited by Steven Ratuva, Radomir Compel, Sergio Aguilar

Guns & Roses: Comparative Civil-Military Relations in the Changing Security Environment, edited by Steven Ratuva, Radomir Compel, Sergio Aguilar
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Guns & Roses: Comparative Civil-Military Relations in the Changing Security Environment
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edited by Steven Ratuva, Radomir Compel, Sergio Aguilar
“In a rapidly changing security environment, Guns and Roses offers fresh and insightful analyses that transcend space and time.” —Prof. Yuko Kasuya, vice-president of International Political Science Association and professor of political science, Keio University “The book provides a very comprehensive and cutting-edge analysis of the important issue of civil-military relations and a recommended reading for those involved in modern-day security.” —Prof. Stephanie Lawson, adjunct professor in politics, Australian National University “Guns and Roses by an exceptional group of expert authors provides a rich comparative analysis of global security dynamics in the challenges of forging new civil military relations in a rapidly changing world.” —Prof. Ralph Premdas, professor of public policy, University of the West Indies This edited volume provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the latest developments on the relationship between the military and democratization, drawing examples from Asia, Pacific, Africa, Middle East and South America. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the book covers wide-ranging sub-themes within the broad rubric of military and democratization relating to gender, peace-building, civilian oversight, coups, geopolitical contestation, internal repression, etc. In doing so, the volume has an international comparative coverage with three inter-related levels of analysis—the global, regional and national. Steven Ratuva is director of Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies and professor in the department of anthropology and sociology at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Radomir Compel is associate professor of comparative politics at Nagasaki University, Japan. Sergio Aguilar has a PhD in history and is associate professor in international security at São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil
Table Of Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Multi-faceted dilemmas: Politics and the changing dynamics of civil-military relations—a global synopsis -- 3. Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, reserved domains and rollback: The deracination of Egypt's Arab Spring -- 4. The distribution of domestic political power within democracies and civil-military relations: The case of post-1789 France -- 5. Political culture and institutions-building impacting civil military relations in Bangladesh? -- 6. The executive and the military in post-apartheid South Africa -- 7. Moving towards a more Multi-ethnic Fiji Military Forces -- 8. The military and security in the Pacific Islands past and present -- 9. Order, chaos and democracy: the 2014 military coup in Thailand -- 10. The problem relating to the modernisation of the South African National Defence Force and its external role: From defence review 1998 to defence review 2015 -- 11. The Changing Role of the Military in Chinese Politics -- 12. Rethinking the second wave -- 13. The role of the military and police in RAMSI -- 14. European Union military operations: the use of force in Chad, Central African Republic and Democratic Republic of Congo -- 15. Soldiers, rebels and the overlords -- 16. Terminating terrorism with negotiations: A divided path towards progress -- 17. Can military be entrusted the role of police? -- 18. Gendered violence against civilian males: A case study using the Bougainville conflict -- 19. NGO-military interaction as a mechanism of democratic civilian control -- 20. United States risk management in the Post-War Iraq: Encountering societal risks -- 21. Protego ergo obligo? The Sovereignty paradox in the responsibility to protect doctrine -- 22. Some concluding remarks: The future of civil-military relations.
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