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Political Control and Military Autonomy: Reexamining the Chinese People’s Liberation Army
Swedish Defence University, Department of Security, Strategy and Leadership (ISSL), Division of Strategy.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1097-1727
2017 (English)In: Asian Security, ISSN 1479-9855, E-ISSN 1555-2764Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

The first part of this article discusses the most common theoretical and analytical approaches to the study of political control over the armed forces in China. It argues that the focus on professionalism and professionalization at the level of the military institution that is common in previous studies has certain limitations when analyzing Chinese civil–military relations. Against this background, the second part of the article suggests an alternative approach that places the Chinese officer corps and its professional autonomy at the center of analysis. Its benefit is demonstrated in a case study of quality control at China’s top three military education institutes. The study shows that autonomy and direct political control varies, which indicate a need for more nuanced discussions about military professionalization in China.

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2017.
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Military autonomy, political control, civil-military relations
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Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
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Krigsvetenskap
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URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-7075DOI: 10.1080/14799855.2017.1339689OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-7075DiVA: diva2:1149466
Available from: 2017-10-16 Created: 2017-10-16 Last updated: 2017-10-18

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