European University Institute Library

Public control of armed forces in the Russian Federation, by Nadja Douglas

The volume deals with the fundamentals of the contemporary relations between civic actors and state power structures. The main focus lies on public control of armed forces and the question why civilians should have a vigilant eye on the military institution as well as the civilian authority that legitimizes the use of force. Based on the example of conscription and recruitment as an intersection between the military and society, this study engages in an analysis of institutional change in the politico-military field in post-Soviet Russia. Taking a critical stance on conventional military sociology, the book shifts the focus away from the exclusive power relationship between political and military elites in the context of national security. Instead, it takes into consideration human and societal security, i.e. the needs and demands of individuals and groups at the grassroots level, affected by the military and the prevailing security situation in Russia. The book addresses readers with an interest in civil-military relations, contemporary Russian affairs and social movement theories.--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: Looking at the Bigger Picture -- Chapter 3: Different Understandings of Civilian Control -- Chapter 4: Revising the Framework for Civilian Control -- Chapter 5: Institutionalised forms of Civilian Control -- Chapter 6: Heterogenous landscape of grassroots initiatives -- Chapter 7: Public Control of Armed Forces as Social Practice -- Chapter 8: Tracing the Impact of Civic Activism on Military Legislation (AGS Law) -- Chapter 9: Conclusion.
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (XXI, 361 pages), 9 illustrations in color.
Specific Material Designation
Form Of Item

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