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Defence, democracy and South Africa's civil-military gap

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Civil-military relations theory suggests that a functional and effective military requires a unique culture, separate from its parent society. This is based on the assumption that a ""gap"" between the military and society is inevitable as the military's function, the lawful application of military force in accordance with government direction, is fundamentally different from civilian business.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 2005

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