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dc.contributor.advisorBruneau, Thomas
dc.contributor.advisorChatterjee, Anshu
dc.contributor.authorAshraf, Ibrahim
dc.dateDec-12
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-15T23:13:17Z
dc.date.available2013-02-15T23:13:17Z
dc.date.issued2012-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/27786
dc.descriptionOutstanding Thesisen_US
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores civil-military relations (CMR) challenges to the democratic consolidation of the Republic of Maldives. It analyzes the Maldives political and military history and existing CMR legislation and institutions to determine the strengths, weaknesses, and challenges of consolidating a democratic CMR rgime in the Maldives. With a long history of authoritarian government, the executive in the Maldives traditionally held a monopoly over security and defense. When democratization began in 2008, the military was required to reform itself to serve not only the executive, but also the legislature, judiciary, and the civil society at large. Efforts at democratic reform of CMR institutions are currently stalled by inadequate legislation, inappropriate configuration of institutions, weak enforcement of judicial decisions, and the lack of defense and security knowledge among civilians in the executive and legislature. This study concludes that it is crucial for the Maldives to overcome the legislative and institutional challenges to enact a democratic CMR rgime for a smooth and speedy transition to democracy and meet its security challenges.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined
in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the
public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States
Code, Section 105, is not copyrighted in the U.S.en_US
dc.titleCivil-military challenges for a consolidating democracy: the Maldivesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.subject.authorThe Maldivesen_US
dc.subject.authorMaldives Civil-Military Relationsen_US
dc.subject.authorCivil-Military Challengesen_US
dc.subject.authorDemocratic Consolidationen_US
dc.subject.authorSecurity Challenges to Maldivesen_US
dc.subject.authorMaldives Militaryen_US
dc.subject.authorSouth Asian Politicsen_US
dc.subject.authorSouth Asian Democracy.en_US
dc.description.recognitionOutstanding Thesisen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, Maldives National Defence Forceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts In Security Studies (Combating Terrorism Policy & Strategy)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Combating Terrorism Policy & Strategy)en_US


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