Democratization and Civilian Control in Asia by Aurel Croissant
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Democratization and Civilian Control in Asia
By Aurel Croissant

Democratization and Civilian Control in Asia

By (author) See other recent books by Aurel Croissant See other recent books by Paul W. Chambers See other recent books by David Kuhn
Format: Hardback

Checking availability...



Democratization and Civilian Control in Asia by Aurel Croissant

Book Description

Civilian control of the military is intricately linked to democratic rule. The authors analyse civil-military relations in new democracies of East, Southeast and South Asian nations, beginning by proposing a new conceptual and theoretical framework to identify the status of civilian control in newly established democracies and to explain changes over time. Based on this framework, they then trace the interrelated development of civil-military relations and democratic institutions in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand. By comparing the insights gained from the case studies, they then identify patterns and differences in the relationship between civilian control over the military and democratic quality and consolidation. While establishing civilian control of the military is a necessary condition for a functioning democracy, it requires prudent strategic action on the part of the civilian decision-makers to remove the military from positions of power and make it follow their orders.

Buy Democratization and Civilian Control in Asia book by Aurel Croissant from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780230285330
ISBN-10: 0230285333
Classification: Political structures: democracy , Political control & freedoms
Format: Hardback (222mm x 141mm x 25mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 29-Jan-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

You might also like...

Confidence Trap by David Runciman Confidence Trap by David Runciman

Tells the story of modern democracy through the history of moments of crisis, from the First World War to the economic crash of 2008. This title looks at the confusion and uncertainty created by unexpected victories, from the defeat of German autocracy in 1918 to the defeat of communism in 1989.

People Power by Dan Jellinek People Power by Dan Jellinek

As protestors around the world risk their lives in pursuit of democracy, in the UK the word has never seemed so tarnished. This a guide to democracy in Britain, explaining how its elements work - from national and local government to free speech, the internet and the rule of law.

Understanding Tahrir Square by Stephen R. Grand Understanding Tahrir Square by Stephen R. Grand

Surveying countries in other parts of the world during their transitions to democracy, this book argues that the long-term prospects in many parts of the Arab world are actually quite positive. It puts the Arab Spring in comparative perspective.

Spirit of Compromise by Amy Gutmann Spirit of Compromise by Amy Gutmann

To govern in a democracy, political leaders have to compromise. When they do not, the result is political paralysis - dramatically demonstrated by the gridlock in Congress in recent years. This book shows why compromise is so important, what stands in the way of achieving it, and how citizens can make defensible compromises more likely.

» View more books like these...

Books By Author Aurel Croissant


Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Democratization and Civilian Control in Asia book by Aurel Croissant and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Aurel Croissant

AUREL CROISSANT teaches Political Science at Heidelberg University, Germany. His research interests include comparative politics, especially in East and Southeast Asia, theoretical and empirical research on democratization, civil-military relationships, terrorism and political violence, political parties, and the comparative study of authoritarianism. PAUL W. CHAMBERS is Political Science Lecturer and Director of Research at the Southeast Asian Institute of Global Studies, Payap University, Chiang Mai, Thailand. His research interests and published works focus on politics in Southeast Asia with thematic emphasis on democratization, civil-military relations, international politics, and political economy issues. DAVID KUEHN is a research fellow at the Institute of Political Science, Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg, Germany. His research focuses on civil-military relations, democratization studies, social science methodology and game theory. He has published in various peer-reviewed journals, including Democratization, the Journal of East Asian Studies, and European Political Science. PHILIP LORENZ is a lecturer and research fellow at the Institute of Political Science, Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg, Germany. His research focuses on civil-military relations, democratization studies and civil society. He has published in several peer-reviewed journals, including Party Politics and the Asian Journal of Political Science.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Aurel Croissant close
Between Consolidation and Crisis by Aurel Croissant
»
Recent books by Paul W. Chambers close
»
Recent books by David Kuhn close
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close