Building National Armies after Civil War: Lessons from Bosnia, El Salvador, and Lebanon

Author
Zoltan Barany
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Political Science Quarterly
Volume
129
Issue Number
2
Publication Date
Summer 2014
Institution
Academy of Political Science
Abstract
THE RECENT LITERATURE ON CIVIL WARS IS WIDE and deep; a number of major studies compel us to rethink what we know about this important subject. One of the areas that has eluded concerted scholarly attention has been the question of how national armies can be developed that satisfy the imperatives of post-civil war reconciliation and democratic consolidation. This issue is at the center of this article.
Political Geography
Bosnia, Lebanon, El Salvador