2016 | 2(7) Obrona Terytorialna i jej rola we współczesnych systemach bezpieczeństwa | 289-298
Article title


Title variants
Languages of publication
The paper comprises the study of the governmental control over Armed Forces in Ukraine. The principal aim of the present study is to enhance the level of understanding of CMR and to commence a debate and discussion on it among the concerned actors, including civil society, military, insurgents and pro-Russian militants of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR), ATO soldiers and ordinary citizens of Ukraine. It explores stateof-the-art notions found in the literature and thoughts of prominent philosophers of CMR. Moreover, the authors intend to disclose the concept of CMR that bridge the gap and strengthen dialogue between the civil society institution(s)/individual(s) and military or armed forces institution(s);specify and delineate the powers and relationships between government, parliament, the defence and internal ministries and the armed forces. It reflects the existing civilian control measures of Armed Forces of Ukraine (UAF) and the legitimacy of the proRussian militants of the Donbas, guaranteed by the peace accord, agreements, and understandings including the Constitution 1996 and Minsk Protocol.
  • Born H., et al., Models of democratic control of the Armed Forces. A paper presented at ERGOMAS Interim meeting of Working Group ‘Democratic Control of Armed Forces’, 4th ISF conference, Geneva: DECAF, November 2000
  • Bracken P., Reconsidering Civil-Military Relations, [in:] U.S. CivilMilitary Relations: In Crisis or Transition?, (Ed.) D.M. Snider, M.A. Carlton-Carew, Washington 1995
  • Cottey A., et al., The Second Generation Problematic: Rethinking Democracy and Civil-Military Relations. [in:] Armed Forces and Society, Vol. 29, No. 1, Fall 2002
  • Feaver P. D., Civil-Military Relations. “Annual Reviews Political Science” 1999, Vol. 2(211)
  • Goldman E. O., The U.S. Military in Uncertain Times: Organizations, Ambiguity and Strategic Adjustment, “The Journal of Strategic Studies”, 20(2), 1997
  • Huntington S., Soldier and the State – the Theory and Politics of CivilMilitary Relations, Cambridge 1957
  • Janowitz M., The Professional Soldier, New York-London 1960
  • Lambert A., Categorization of Democratic Civilian Control (DCC), DCAF Working paper, Geneva, June 2005, No. 164
  • Democratic Control Armed Forces Backgrounder, < ControlArmedForces-backgrounder.pdf> (07.09.2016)
  • Huntington S., Reforming Civil-Military Relations, “Journal of Democracy” No. 6/4 (1995), <> (11.03.2016)
  • Michajlyszyn N., Civil-Military Relations in Post-Soviet Ukraine: Implications for Domestic and Regional Stability, <> (12.04.2016)
  • Security Council Briefed on Fast-Breaking Developments in Ukraine, as Political Official Warns Failure to Secure Russian-Ukrainian Border Obstructing Peace, <> (02.06.2016)
Document Type
Publication order reference
YADDA identifier
JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. Turn it on to take full advantage of this site, then refresh the page.