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dc.contributor.authorGiraldo, Jeanne Kinney
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-16T17:56:30Z
dc.date.available2014-09-16T17:56:30Z
dc.date.issued2001-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/43361
dc.descriptionOccasional Paper # 8en_US
dc.description.abstractDemocratically elected representatives in a country’s legislature have an important role to play in formulating defense and military policy and monitoring its implementation (i.e., oversight). Legislative participation in these areas is desirable for a number of reasons. Democracy as “rule by the people” is enhanced by input from all elected officials, not just those who comprise the executive branch. The needs of society and the military are more likely to be balanced to the extent that representatives from all segments of society are consulted in the policy process. Although consulting multiple actors in the Congress on defense issues may be time-consuming, the end result is usually better and longer lasting policy. The policy produced tends to be better as both the executive and military actors involved are forced to defend their positions publicly.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThe Center for Civil-Military Relations, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleLegislatures and Defense: The Comparative Experience, Occasional Paper #8en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)en_US


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