Global Power Shift

The Politics of Military Reform

Experiences from Indonesia and Nigeria

Editors: Rüland, Jürgen, Manea, Maria-Gabriela, Born, Hans (Eds.)

  • ​Informs the reader on latest developments of military reform in newly democratizing countries
  • Shows why democratization and military reforms stagnate
  • Provides insights in latest developments of political change in two leading regional powers
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This volume seeks to explain why democratization and military reforms stagnate in newly democratizing countries. The contributions blend historical, ideational, cultural and structural explanatory factors to analyze the trajectories of military reform in Indonesia and Nigeria, two major regional powers that share many structural commonalities. In the tradition of the literature on security sector reform (SSR), the book not only scrutinizes executive initiatives toward military reform, but also provides ample coverage of societal actors. Findings show that while military reform is stagnating in both countries, societal forces ought to be taken into account more as major driving forces in explaining military reform. Several chapters study how legislatures, non-governmental organizations and the civilian defence epistemic community contribute to the transformation of military institutions. The last part of the book tackles another aspect rarely studied in the literature on military reform, namely, the role of militias in military reform.

About the authors

Jürgen Rüland is Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Freiburg, Germany, and Chairman of the university's Southeast Asian Studies Program. He has published extensively on Southeast Asian politics and security issues in journals such as the European Journal of International Relations, Journal of European Public Policy, The Pacific Review, Pacific Affairs, Asian Survey, International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, Contemporary Southeast Asia, European Journal of East Asian Studies, Asia Europe Journal and Security Dialogue. He is co-author of Parliaments and Political Change in Asia (2005), and co-editor of Asian Security Reassessed. Contemporary Policies and New Challenges (2006).

Maria Gabriela Manea is a Lecturer at the Department of Political Science, University Freiburg, Germany. Her publications appeared in The Pacific Review and Cooperation and Conflict.

Hans Born is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), Geneva, Switzerland, where he heads the DCAF's research working groups on Parliamentary Accountability of the Security Sector and Legal Aspects of Security Sector Governance. He co-authored Security Sector Reform in Transitional Societies (2002), Parliamentary Oversight of the Security Sector: Principles, Mechanisms and Practices (2003) and The "Double Democratic Deficit": Parliamentary Accountability and the Use of Force under International Auspices (2004).

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • The Politics of Military Reform in Indonesia and Nigeria

    Rüland, Jürgen (et al.)

    Pages 3-25

  • Taking Stock of Military Reform in Indonesia

    Sebastian, Leonard C. (et al.)

    Pages 29-56

  • Taking Stock of Military Reform in Nigeria

    Manea, Maria-Gabriela (et al.)

    Pages 57-76

  • Reinventing the Military as a Political Actor: Alternative Discourses of Civil-Military Relations in Nigeria

    Elaigwu, Jonah Isawa

    Pages 77-100

  • Military Businesses in Post-Suharto Indonesia: Decline, Reform and Persistence

    Mietzner, Marcus (et al.)

    Pages 101-120

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eBook $109.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-43048-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Politics of Military Reform
Book Subtitle
Experiences from Indonesia and Nigeria
Editors
  • Jürgen Rüland
  • Maria-Gabriela Manea
  • Hans Born
Series Title
Global Power Shift
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-29624-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-29624-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-29623-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43048-0
Series ISSN
2198-7343
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 240
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