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dc.contributor.advisorLawson, Letitia
dc.contributor.advisorBruneau, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorPhiri, Mphatso Jones Boti
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:40:58Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:40:58Z
dc.date.issued2008-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/4191
dc.description.abstractMalawi is one of the few African countries that has experienced neither a military coup nor a civil war, and has remained peaceful since independence despite being under a dictatorial regime for three decades. Its military has earned international recognition for being professional; however, the country faces significant institutional challenges to democratic civil-military relations, where there is legislative oversight, and checks and balances between the executive and legislature. This thesis identifies and analyzes civil-military relations challenges currently facing Malawi, and suggests solutions that can contribute to healthy civil-military relations. Specifically, it focuses on the civilian control of the armed forces and the relationship between the president and the legislature in military oversight. The power relations between these two arms of government, as provided in the republican constitution, is described and assessed as a contributing factor to various challenges in democratic civil-military relations. I argue that the presidential powers remain the dominating factor in the country's civil-military relations and goes unchecked despite embracing democratic principles.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/institutionalcha109454191
dc.format.extentx, 76 p.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsApproved for public release, distribution unlimiteden_US
dc.subject.lcshLegislative oversighten_US
dc.subject.lcshMalawien_US
dc.subject.lcshCivil-military relationsen_US
dc.titleInstitutional challenges to viable civil-military relations in Malawien_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School
dc.description.serviceMalawi Defense Force author.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc227364485
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studiesen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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