By Plamen I. Pantev (auth.), Philipp H. Fluri, Gustav E. Gustenau, Plamen I. Pantev, Mjr. Mag. Ernst. M. Felberbauer, Frederic Labarre M. A. (eds.)

It is infamous that the evolution of civil-military family members and the safety region reform in South East Europe has to house post-totalitarian and post-conflict demanding situations. The e-book treats those matters additionally within the context of the difference to battling terrorism and the necessity to be potent during this fight whereas carrying on with the democratic reforms within the person international locations. A group of authors from all South East eu states, Western Europe and North the United States attracts the advanced, but logically evolving photo of the issues within the protection region reform box of the sector and proves the validity of the actual study quarter. the excellent learn concludes there's a emerging adulthood of the protection zone within the area, but additionally various uncompleted tasks.

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It was on the road to war that the established norms and forms of legitimacy were purposefully destroyed. They were erased by highly skilful bureaucratic and organizational means and were for a time almost nonexistent. These manoeuvres were to a large degree successful and had a devastating effect on the norms of legality, the rule of law and accountability. The most criminal actors – that many are now in The Hague should be considered a huge progress and a success in fighting organized crime – were for years the ones that were legitimised internally by election results and externally by international diplomacy.

How should they interact with the other security services? Should armed forces have a role in internal security? How should they be structured and equipped to face the new challenges? What is the future for conscription in a world of increasing professional and technical demands on soldiers at every level? What effect will the new security concerns have on transparency and civil-military relations? There are no easy answers to these questions. The armed forces of the new democracies and their political leaders have few clearly defined models of reform to choose from.

The war on terror poses a potential problem for satisfactory civilmilitary relations in all democratic countries. In the new democracies in particular, however, curtailment of freedoms in the name of security must not be allowed to damage the growing ties between the soldier and the society that he or she is entrusted to protect. Untying the Gordian Noose: Humanitarian Law, Democratic Control and the New Security Environment Jean-Jacques de Dardel 1 What Seems to Be the Problem? ‘International humanitarian law’, ‘democratic control of the armed forces’, as well as the ‘new security environment’ are all notions that encompass multifarious elements and sub-elements.

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