By Timothy Edmunds,Andrew Cottey,Anthony Forster

Fifteen years after the autumn of communism, we're capable to appraise the result of the multi-faceted postcommunist transition in Central and japanese Europe with authority.  This quantity in particular addresses the interesting quarter of Civil-Military family members all through this transitional interval.

The international locations of the quarter inherited a arduous legacy during this region: their military have been a part of the communist party-state approach and most have been orientated in the direction of chilly warfare missions; they have been huge in dimension and supported by means of excessive degrees of defence spending; they usually have been in keeping with common male conscription. significant and jap ecu states have hence confronted a 3 fold civil-military reform problem: setting up democratic and civilian keep an eye on over their military; imposing organisational reform to satisfy the protection and international coverage calls for of the recent period; and redefining army bases for legitimacy in society.

This quantity assesses the studies of Poland, Hungary, Latvia, Romania, Croatia, Serbia-Montenegro, Ukraine and Russia in those parts. jointly those international locations illustrate the best way the interplay of greatly comparable postcommunist demanding situations and targeted nationwide contexts have mixed to supply a large choice of other styles of civil-military relatives.

This publication used to be formerly released as a distinct factor of European Security.

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