Ever since the revolutions of 1989-1990, most Central and Eastern European states have been striving to move closer to NATO's "criteria" for membership. A critical element of Partnership for Peace (PFP) in January 1994 and its Study on NATO Enlargement in September 1995 was democratic control of the military-considered an essential pre-condition for NATO membership. Based upon years of "inside" experience, Jeffrey Simon's book is a comprehensive and original study of civil-military relations in Poland that provides a conceptual framework drawn upon the lessons of post-communist transition in the entire Central and East European region. Poland and NATO: A Study in Civil-Military Relations is the author's third book to examine the difficult challenges facing Eastern European counties on the fast track to joining Euro-Atlantic institutions.
Jeffrey Simon is senior fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University.
Chapter 1 The 1989 Revolution and Democratic Control of the Military Chapter 2 Five Years of Political Instability and Legal Ambiguity Chapter 3 Parliamentary Elections, September 1993 Chapter 4 Presidential Election, December 1995 Chapter 5 Parliamentary Elections, September 1997 Chapter 6 Parliamentary Elections, September 2001 Chapter 7 Civil-Military Relations Prospects