EXAM BASE(3) 11) Civil Military Relations and Democracy

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UTSG
Department
Political Science
Course
POL101Y1
Lecture 11, Civil Military Relations and Democracy,
December 6, 2010
POWER in International RELATION*********
Power is about obedience,
In Democracy we take all the power in our society, some power, and separate it.
Source of power: money,
Problem of the Guardians
Democracies still live in a world of states (states that exist in the world, all feel armies, if
you fail to have an army, you risk your state)
From Feudal to Mass armies (from feudal time, armies that were made were of
aristocracies and were led by nobility )
Draft versus professional armies
(the rise of modern democracy and mass army, even once yu have a mass army, the question is
should you have a professional or draft army? Once you have the creation of army, have draft.)
In democracy you will much more likely to go to war, you should vote for draft army, if you
dont want a war,
It cost a lot to have a professional army,
Problem of the guardians
If we have guards who gurads the gurads, ?
What is the proper mode of control of military, how best do we achieve that?
Huntington: subjective versus objective (he was dealing with the fact, in 1994, it became
known in its first time in its history, permanent, well financed, standing military, since
they have taken the role of Global Policemen./ Americans have a tradition of militants,
they were people who were armed and who were suppose to protect the community) The
whole idea sit that the America should have a citizenry Army, Huntington maintained,
that the first model was the subjective model, it was based on the way people think. In the
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Power in international relation********: power is about obedience, In democracy we take all the power in our society, some power, and separate it: source of power: money, Once you have the creation of army, have draft. ) In democracy you will much more likely to go to war, you should vote for draft army, if you don"t want a war, It cost a lot to have a professional army, In the www. notesolution. com end it is the subject of soldier"s commitment. You want maximum contact between military life and citizenry. Military in poor democracies: corrupt states, weak institutions, overloaded with economic demands, raw social power confronts the state, coup d"etat (military seizure of power) In poor countries you get a lot of amount of raw social power, people always wanting stuff, under conditions of chaos, poor societies, articulate a raw social power, you get a military seizure of power.