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“In this book, the contributors look at the issue of civilian control of the military from a comparative viewpoint. They examine several countries where the civilian government appears to be in control of the military, looking for some underlying principles which allowed that control to develop. The countries examined are India, Guyana, Malaysia, the Philippines, China, Japan, Finland, Mexico, Lebanon and Chile. Welch provides introductory and closing essays that establish a framework for discussion. The thrust of the book is to tell not why civilian regimes fail, but why some succeed.” — Military Review
“A remarkably cohesive book. The style is straightforward and the material well presented.” — Air University Review
“A solid work.” — Perspective
Table of Contents
Civilian Control of the Military: Myth and Reality By Claude E. Welch, Jr.
Civilian Control of the Military in India By Stephen P. Cohen
Civilian Control of the Military: Implications in the Plural Societies of Guyana and Malaysia By Cynthia H. Enloe
The Bases of Civilian Control of the Military in the Philippines By Sherwood D. Goldberg
The Dynamics of Party-Military Relations in China By Parris H. Chang
Civilian Control of the Military in Japan By James H. Buck
The Development of Governmental Control Over the Armed Forces of Finland By William J. Stover
Civilian Control and the Mexican Military: Changing Patterns of Political Influence By Franklin D. Margiotta
Civilian Control of the Military in Lebanon: A Legislative Perspective By Abdo I. Baaklini
Background to a Coup: Civil-Military Relations in Twentieth-Century Chile and the Overthrow of Salvador Allende By Albert L. Michaels
Two Strategies of Civilian Control: Some Concluding Observations By Claude E. Welch, Jr.