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Published by Westview Press in Boulder, Colo .
Written in English



  • Communist countries


  • Civil-military relations -- Communist countries -- Addresses, essays, lectures.,
  • Communist countries -- Armed forces -- Political activity -- Addresses, essays, lectures.,
  • Communist countries -- Politics and government -- Addresses, essays, lectures.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Dale R. Herspring and Ivan Volgyes.
SeriesWestview special studies on the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe
ContributionsHerspring, Dale R., Völgyes, Iván, 1936-
LC ClassificationsJF195.C5 C55 1978
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 273 p. ;
Number of Pages273
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4714091M
LC Control Number78000180

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Table of Contents. Introduction Kai Filipiak Rise and Fall of the System of Rites and Music and the Evolution of the Zhou Army Huang Pumin ry Codes of Virtue: Aspects of Wen and Wu in China’s Warring States Period Kai Filipiak Master of Works (Sikong) in the Armies of the Qin and Han Dynasties Song Jie -thinking the Civil-Military Divide in the Southern Dynasties. The Soldier and the State: The Theory and Politics of Civil–Military Relations This book was partly provoked by the firing of General Douglas MacArthur by President Harry Truman in the Korean War. The event inspired him to explore the civil–military relations in a liberal democratic society.   Collectively these countries illustrate the way in which the interaction of broadly similar postcommunist challenges and distinct national contexts have combined to produce a wide variety of different patterns of civil-military relations. This book was previously published as a special issue of European by: 2. Civil–Military Relations in Postcommunist Europe: Assessing the Transition 1. 1. This special issue of European Security draws together conclusions and analysis from a research project on ‘The Transformation of Civil–military Relations in Comparative Context’ funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) ‘One Europe or Several?’ programme (award number L 25 ).Cited by: 4.