Civil Military Relations in Times of Change

Thursday, 19 July 2018: 15:30-17:20
RC01 Armed Forces and Conflict Resolution (host committee)

Language: English

Militaries today are involved in peacekeeping missions, law enforcement, in dealing with natural disasters, conducing search and rescue missions, providing humanitarian assistance, nation building in other states and fighting terrorism among others. This has affected civil-military relations on various levels. Added to this many countries have experienced political instability, regional conflicts and military coups. This has often been associated with the democratization movement in these countries which has led to changes in the legal framework governing civil-military relations. Accordingly, this session looks at how these diverse roles affect the re-designing and transformation of civil-military relations. In addition, papers are invited on how this is affecting military education, strategic and defence studies, especially where civilian universities and researchers are now engaging with defense-related themes together with military practitioners and researchers. This session intends to discuss these broad themes.
Session Organizers:
Unsal SIGRI, Baskent University, Turkey and André BEIRÃO, Escola de Guerra Naval, Brazil
Oral Presentations
Civil Military Relations in Turkey before and after the July 15 Failed Coup Attempt
Kadir VAROGLU, Baskent University, Turkey; Unsal SIGRI, Baskent University, Turkey