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dc.contributor.advisorClunan, Anne
dc.contributor.authorHitrov, Todor Stoyanov
dc.dateMarch 2004
dc.descriptionApproved for public release, distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractSince 1989 the countries of Central and Eastern Europe have undergone an unprecedented transition from communism to democracy. Establishment of democratic control of armed forces is an inseparable part of the process of consolidation of democracy. The purpose of this thesis is to define those factors that influence democratization of civil-military relations in post-communist countries in the process of transition to democracy. My argument is that countries develop democratic control of armed forces in different ways and with different time boundaries, until the end state is achieved. The democratization of civil-military relations depends on capability of the country in transition to effectively establish (by which I mean to build and put into effect) institutions for democratic control of the military. In evaluating development of the democratization of civil-military relations the post-communist countries of Hungary and Bulgaria are studied in detail with particular attention to the process of establishment, development, and interrelation of institutional arrangements. In this aspect historical legacy, international context and path of transition can help or obstruct the process of development of institutions for democratic control of armed forces.en_US
dc.format.extentxii, 111 p. : col. mapsen_US
dc.publisherMonterey California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by copyright owneren_US
dc.subject.lcshCivil-military relationsen_US
dc.subject.lcshInternational relationsen_US
dc.titleCivil-Military relations in post-communist countriesen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderBruneau, Thomas
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.).
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of National Security Affairs
dc.subject.authorCivil-military relationsen_US
dc.subject.authorDemocratic control of armed forcesen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Colonel, Bulgarian Air Forceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A. in Security Studies (Civil Military Relations)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Civil Military Relations)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US

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