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CIVIL MILITARY RELATIONS

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Department
Political Science
Course
POL101Y1
Professor
Jeffrey Kopstein
Semester
Fall

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Civil Military Relations and Democracy DEC 6 2010 Why does the Military obey us? Why not rebel? -Problem of the Guardians Democracies still live in a world of states From Feudal to Mass armies Draft versus professional armies( for most of Europe, mass armies involve the draft) If you fail to field an army you risk your states existence. Story of the modern state: the raising of citizen armies. Democracies need armies When you have a professional army you are much more likely to go to war because in a draft army the politicians are less likely to take us to war. Under a democracy it is more of a rarity to go to war. Problem of the Guardians -Who guards the guards? What is the mode of control of civil
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