By Peter D. Feaver
How do civilians regulate the army? within the wake of September eleven, the renewed presence of nationwide protection in daily life has made this question the entire extra urgent. during this publication, Peter Feaver proposes an bold new thought that treats civil-military family as a principal-agent dating, with the civilian government tracking the activities of army brokers, the "armed servants" of the geographical region. army obedience isn't computerized yet will depend on strategic calculations of no matter if civilians will trap and punish misbehavior.
This version demanding situations Samuel Huntington's professionalism-based version of civil-military kin, and offers an leading edge manner of creating feel of the U.S. chilly conflict and post-Cold warfare experience--especially the distinctively stormy civil-military family members of the Clinton period. within the decade after the chilly conflict ended, civilians and the army had various run-ins over no matter if and the way to exploit army strength. those episodes, as interpreted through company idea, contradict the traditional knowledge that civil-military kinfolk topic provided that there's threat of a coup. to the contrary, army professionalism doesn't on its own make sure unchallenged civilian authority. As Feaver argues, organization concept deals the easiest starting place for brooding about family among army and civilian leaders, now and within the future.
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