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dc.contributor.advisorWarren, T. Camber
dc.contributor.authorTar, Laszlo
dc.dateDec-14
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-18T00:18:17Z
dc.date.available2015-02-18T00:18:17Z
dc.date.issued2014-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/44679
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractSince the end of the Second World War, low intensity conflicts have become real issues for democratic countries. Small wars are usually low in intensity but long in duration, where not only democracies but other nation states have to face largely invisible insurgent groups, terrorist organizations, criminal networks, or rebellious bands while also facing institutional, legal, and ethical constraints. A real challenge is how long a democracy can deploy its military forces in low intensity conflict and operate in sufficient time to achieve victory. This research argues that having a professional military extends war toleration and maintains legitimacy longer than in a country with a conscript military. In order to understand the relationship between military systems and war toleration, this thesis suggests a quantitative method, including descriptive statistical comparison, survival analyses, and regression analyses. The evidence supports the hypothesis that professional military systems have higher survival probability over time, while the impact of other important variables, such as national power, military strength, regime type, and casualties, are also measured in the models.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.titleThe professional military and war tolerationen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderBorer, Douglas A.
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis
dc.subject.authorMilitary systemen_US
dc.subject.authorprofessional militaryen_US
dc.subject.authorwar tolerationen_US
dc.subject.authorlow intensity conflictsen_US
dc.subject.authorsurvival analyses 15.NUMBER OFPAGES 67en_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, Hungarian Defense Forcesen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Defense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineDefense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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