The Democratic Civil-Military Relations of Austerity: Thoughts about the Past and the Present

Part of the Schriftenreihe des Zentrums für Militärgeschichte und Sozialwissenschaften der Bundeswehr book series (SZMSB, volume 14)


How do defense institutions adjust to reductions in budgets amid an epoch of upheaval? This process of demobilization and retrenchment takes place amid the intensification of partisan politics in Western democracies made more toxic by an economic crisis all too similar to the 1930s. For young U.S. officers this situation burst forth without precedent.


Western Democracy Defense Spending General Staff Defense Budget Partisan Politics 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Naval Postgraduate SchoolMonterey/CaliforniaUSA

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