The Man On Horseback

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The Man On Horseback

Author : Samuel Edward Finer
ISBN : 1412837715
Genre : Political Science
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The role of the military in a society raises a number of issues: How much separation should there be between a civil government and its army? Should the military be totally subordinate to the polity? Or should the armed forces be allowed autonomy in order to provide national security? Recently, the dangers of military dictatorships-as have existed in countries like Panama, Chile, and Argentina-have become evident. However, developing countries often lack the administrative ability and societal unity to keep the state functioning in an orderly and economically feasible manner without military intervention. Societies, of course, have dealt with the realities of these problems throughout their histories, and the action they have taken at any particular point in time has depended on numerous factors. In the "first world" of democratic countries, the civil-military relationship has been thoroughly integrated, and indeed by most modern standards this is seen as essential. However, several influential Western thinkers have developed theories arguing for the separation of the military from any political or social role. Samuel Huntington, emphasized that professionalism would presuppose that the military should intervene as little as possible in the political sphere. Samuel E. Finer, in contrast, emphasizes that a government can be efficient enough way to keep the civil-military relationship in check, ensuring that the need for intervention by the armed forces in society would be minimal. At the time of the book's original publication, perhaps as a consequence of a post-World War II Cold War atmosphere, this was by no means a universally accepted position. Some considered the military to be a legitimate threat to a free society. Today's post-Cold War environment is an appropriate time to reconsider Finer's classic argument. "The Man on Horseback" continues to be an important contribution to the study of the military's role in the realm of politics, and will be of interest to students of political science, government, and the military.
Category: Political Science

The Man On Horseback

Author : Achmed Abdullah
ISBN : NYPL:33433082175757
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Man On Horseback

Author : Achmed 1881-1945 Abdullah
ISBN : 1371434735
Genre : History
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Category: History

America S Man On Horseback

Author : Guy R. Odom
ISBN : 0825305012
Genre : Social Science
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Argues that America's present-day social problems and conditions, including drunk driving, illegal immigration, drug use, robbery, race riots, and foreign terrorism, will increase by the year 2013
Category: Social Science

The Man On Horseback

Author : Floyd Forney Farnsworth
ISBN : OSU:32435053523676
Genre : Conduct of life
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Men On Horseback

Author : David A. Bell
ISBN : 9780374714741
Genre : History
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An immersive examination of why the age of democratic revolutions was also a time of hero worship and strongmen In Men on Horseback, the Princeton University historian David A. Bell offers a dramatic new interpretation of modern politics, arguing that the history of democracy is inextricable from the history of charisma, its shadow self. Bell begins with Corsica’s Pasquale Paoli, an icon of republican virtue whose exploits were once renowned throughout the Atlantic World. Paoli would become a signal influence in both George Washington’s America and Napoleon Bonaparte’s France. In turn, Bonaparte would exalt Washington even as he fashioned an entirely different form of leadership. In the same period, Toussaint Louverture sought to make French Revolutionary ideals of freedom and equality a reality for the formerly enslaved people of what would become Haiti, only to be betrayed by Napoleon himself. Simon Bolivar witnessed the coronation of Napoleon and later sought refuge in newly independent Haiti as he fought to liberate Latin America from Spanish rule. Tracing these stories and their interconnections, Bell weaves a spellbinding tale of power and its ability to mesmerize. Ultimately, Bell tells the crucial and neglected story of how political leadership was reinvented for a revolutionary world that wanted to do without kings and queens. If leaders no longer rule by divine right, what underlies their authority? Military valor? The consent of the people? Their own Godlike qualities? Bell’s subjects all struggled with this question, learning from each other’s example as they did so. They were men on horseback who sought to be men of the people—as Bell shows, modern democracy, militarism, and the cult of the strongman all emerged together. Today, with democracy’s appeal and durability under threat around the world, Bell’s account of its dark twin is timely and revelatory. For all its dangers, charisma cannot be dispensed with; in the end, Bell offers a stirring injunction to reimagine it as an animating force for good in the politics of our time.
Category: History

The Men On Horseback

Author : Blanche Weitbrec
ISBN : NYPL:33433076076037
Genre : Mounted police
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Senate Documents

Author : United States Senate
ISBN : BSB:BSB11037594
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Morte Darthur

Author : Sir Thomas Malory
ISBN : HARVARD:32044014167274
Genre : Arthurian romances
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Annual Register

Author : Edmund Burke
ISBN : MINN:31951002440323L
Genre : History
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Category: History