Democratization and Civilian Control In Asia: Critical Studies of The Asia-Pacific
The authors analyze civil-military relations in new democracies of East, Southeast, South Asian nations, begining 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 across Asia. While establishing civilian control of the military is a necessary condition for a function 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.
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