European Military Culture and Security Governance: Soldiers, by Tamir Libel

By Tamir Libel

This booklet deals the 1st systematic, comparative research of army schooling and coaching in Europe in the context of the post-Cold battle defense surroundings.

Based on an research of army schooling associations within the united kingdom, Germany, Finland, Romania and the Baltic States, this booklet demonstrates that the convergence of ecu army cultures because the finish of the chilly battle is associated with adjustments in army schooling. the method of convergence originates, no less than partly, from the total or partial adoption of a brand new thought by means of post-commissioning specialist army schooling associations: the nationwide Defence college. officials are actually proficient along civilians and public servants, in which they take pleasure in a socialization adventure that's markedly varied from that of past generations of eu officials, and is more and more comparable throughout nationwide borders. furthermore, this e-book argues that with the keep watch over over the curricula and commencement standards more and more set by way of civilian larger schooling specialists, the eu defense force, whereas carrying on with to exist, and carry major (although declining) features, stand to lose their prestige as a occupation within the conventional sense.

This booklet might be of a lot curiosity to scholars of army, eu defense coverage, ecu politics, and IR in general.

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