Civilian Control of the Armed Forces in Slovenia
; Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
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APA 6th Edition
Grizold, A. (2001). Civilian Control of the Armed Forces in Slovenia. Politička misao, 38 (5), 123-136. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/24324
MLA 8th Edition
Grizold, Anton. "Civilian Control of the Armed Forces in Slovenia." Politička misao, vol. 38, no. 5, 2001, pp. 123-136. https://hrcak.srce.hr/24324. Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.
Chicago 17th Edition
Grizold, Anton. "Civilian Control of the Armed Forces in Slovenia." Politička misao 38, no. 5 (2001): 123-136. https://hrcak.srce.hr/24324
Grizold, A. (2001). 'Civilian Control of the Armed Forces in Slovenia', Politička misao, 38(5), pp. 123-136. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/24324 (Accessed 28 March 2023)
Grizold A. Civilian Control of the Armed Forces in Slovenia. Politička misao [Internet]. 2001 [cited 2023 March 28];38(5):123-136. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/24324
A. Grizold, "Civilian Control of the Armed Forces in Slovenia", Politička misao, vol.38, no. 5, pp. 123-136, 2001. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/24324. [Accessed: 28 March 2023]
The Republic of Slovenia, as the state created at the end of the Cold War from the territory of the former SFRY, channelled the evolution of its society towards democratisation. An important aspect of the democratic restructuring of the Slovenian society is also the formation of the new civilian-military relations, based on the principles that exist in developed parliamentary states. At the same time, Slovenia is confronted with the burden of the former (Yugoslav) authoritarian social system and with the problems which derive from the antagonisms in the course of the transition itself. The most important obstacle to the establishment of democratic civil-military relations and adequate mechanisms of civilian control of the armed forces was the lack of consensus among Slovenian political elites about the long-term defense strategy. Today the situation has changed and there is a general consensus (especially in the defense-security field) about what the permanent, basic, vital strategic national interests are. The proof of that is the transparent and clear definition of Slovenian national interests, derived from the security threats and their sources, which are defined in the basic defense document, ratified by the Parliament in the year 2001: “The Resolution on the national security strategy of the Republic of Slovenia”. That same year the parliament ratified “The general long-term programme of the development and equipping of the Slovenian Armed Forces for the period 2002-2007”. The adoption of those developmental and operational documents in the area of national security established an appropriate institutional framework for the civilian control of the armed forces like those in developed states.
armed forces, civilian control, democracy, Slovenia, NATO, European Union, military, defense policy
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