TITLE

Seeking Civilian Control: Rule of Law, Democracy, and Civil-Military Relations in Zimbabwe

AUTHOR(S)
WILLIAMSON, JEREMIAH I.
PUB. DATE
July 2010
SOURCE
Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies;Summer2010, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p389
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Rule of law and democratic reform projects often concern lofty questions of constitutional law. But in many countries desperate for reform, deeply entrenched social and political problems present preconditions to any discussion of constitutional reforms aimed at democracy and the rule of law. Zimbabwe is one such nation, which like many others faces the problem of military intervention into domestic politics. This Note examines structural and historical aspects of Zimbabwe's military problem and utilizes the theory of objective civilian control to demonstrate the plausibility of meaningful reforms. In so doing, this Note provides a demonstrative model for reforming civil-military relations in rule of law and democratic reform projects the world over.
ACCESSION #
53331862

 

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