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date: 23 February 2024

The Control-Effectiveness Framework of Civil–Military Relationslocked

The Control-Effectiveness Framework of Civil–Military Relationslocked

  • Florina Cristiana MateiFlorina Cristiana MateiCenter for Homeland Defense and Security, Naval Postgraduate School
  •  and Carolyn HalladayCarolyn HalladayDepartment of National Security Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School

Summary

Civil–military relations—particularly the principles and practices of civilian control of the security sector—have changed significantly since the 1990s as more and more states around the world seek to consolidate democracy. The scholarly focus and the policy that it informs remain stuck in a mid-20th-century model, however. While civilian control remains central, this civilian oversight must, itself, uphold the requirements of democratic governance, ensuring that the uniformed forces are well integrated into the democracy that they are sworn to protect. Moreover, this democratic civilian control also must ensure the effectiveness of the security sector in the sense that soldiers, law enforcement officials, and intelligence agencies can fulfill the range of their missions. Thus, democratic civilian control requires ongoing attention from both the civilian and the military sides.

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  • Political Institutions

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