Politics and the Russian Army Civil-Military Relations, 1689-2000 by Brian D. Taylor
  

Politics and the Russian Army Civil-Military Relations, 1689-2000

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Politics and the Russian Army Civil-Military Relations, 1689-2000 by Brian D. Taylor

Military coups have plagued many countries around the world, but Russia, despite its tumultuous history, has not experienced a successful military coup in over two centuries. In a series of detailed case studies, Brian Taylor explains the political role of the Russian military. Drawing on a wealth of new material, including archives and interviews, Taylor discusses every case of actual or potential military intervention in Russian politics from Peter the Great to Vladimir Putin. Taylor analyzes in particular detail the army's behavior during the political revolutions that marked the beginning and end of the twentieth century, two periods when the military was, uncharacteristically, heavily involved in domestic politics. He argues that a common thread unites the late-Imperial, Soviet, and post-Soviet Russian army: an organizational culture that believes that intervention against the country's political leadership - whether tsar, general secretary, or president - is fundamentally illegitimate.

Reviews

'... a well-structured and clearly argued study.'

'Russia's turbulent political history is rich in authoritarian excesses and militaristic triumphs surprisingly poor in examples of direct military interference in politics ... the book examines this mystery thoroughly and systematically, relying on a wealth of sources ... and an impressive amount of archive work and interviews ... it is hard to find any serious fault in this well-structured and clearly argued study.'

'... this is a book ideally kept within easy reach, for its narratives are good, its perspectives engaging, and its judgments well-informed.'

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Format

Hardback
374 pages

Author

Brian D. Taylor
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Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Publication date

9th June 2003

ISBN

9780521816748


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