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Civil-Military Relations Theory and Military Effectiveness

Author: SUZANNE C. NIELSEN
Published in PAM, Vol. 10 No. 2

The development of theory to guide the study of civil-military
relations has focused heavily on the issue of civilian control. In some
contexts, this may not be the most important aspect of civil-military
relationships. After reviewing extant literature on civil-military relations,
this article concludes by arguing that the impact that civil-military
relations can have on military effectiveness deserves a closer look.

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