Checked Shuo Yuan (Chinese classical literature series) by 向宗鲁

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Herspring, “Redefining Civil-Military Relations: The Future of the Russian Military,” Problems of Post-Communism (March/April 1997), pp. 47–55. 122 See Walter M. , “Civil-Military Relations in Romania: Value Transformations in the Military,” Studies in Comparative Communism, Vol. XI, No. 3 (Autumn 1978), pp. 237–249. Robin Alison Remington, “Civil-Military Relations in Yugoslavia: The Partisan Vanguard,” Studies in Comparative Communism, Vol. XI, No. 3 (Autumn 1978), pp. 250–264. David R. Segal, “Civil-Military Relations East and West,” Studies in Comparative Communism, Vol.

It may very well be that professionalization of the PLA will lead to a narrowing of the PLA’s political role, but with the countervailing effect of intensifying the PLA’s political influence in those areas that it remains active. ________________ 96To give an anecdotal example, one general used the extra earnings gleaned by his unit’s enterprise to send his daughter to private school in England. I would submit that an officer using extra-military earnings for private family advantage is not only inconsistent with professional norms, it is also highly inconsistent with Marxism.

Expertise, he argues, may be a double-edged sword that makes it easier to intervene in domestic politics. Responsibility means that the PLA is very nationalistic in defending China’s strategic interests, but he argues that the PLA has yet to grasp the other half of the equation,117 which is responsibility to society or to state. Corporate identity, when combined with the Party’s demands that the PLA remain a political force, creates the potential for praetorianism. In making this argument, Mulvenon is one of few people within PLA studies who has noted that many scholars in the study of civil-military relations have argued that professionalism is a two-edged sword.

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