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Description - Armed Servants by Peter D. Feaver

How do civilians control the military? In the wake of September 11, the renewed presence of national security in everyday life has made this question all the more pressing. In this book, Peter Feaver proposes an ambitious new theory that treats civil-military relations as a principal-agent relationship, with the civilian executive monitoring the actions of military agents, the "armed servants" of the nationstate. Military obedience is not automatic but depends on strategic calculations of whether civilians will catch and punish misbehavior.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674017610
ISBN-10: 0674017617
Format: Paperback
(227mm x 144mm x 23mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Peter D. Feaver

Peter D. Feaver is Associate Professor of Political Science, Duke University.

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