Dr. Aurel Croissant is Professor of Political Science at the Institute of Political Science, Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg. His main research interests include the comparative analysis of political structures and processes in East- and Southeast Asia, the theoretical and empirical analysis of democracy, civil-military relations, terrorism and political violence. We discussed his latest book on civil-military relations in Southeast Asia.
0:55 – Aurel talks about how he got into studying Southeast Asian military affairs.
1:45 – Aurel talks about the countries that he focuses on in the book.
3:59 – Aurel talks about how these various countries developed their military institutions. Both the western model and the Soviet model have had an affect on these countries.
9:28 – Aurel talks about the military startegies of these countries.
10:21 – Aurel talks about these militaries roles in their respective societies.
13:53 – Aurel talks about which servies dominate the various militaries.
15:18 – Aurel talks about how he did the research for the book.
19:27 – Aurel talks about the influence that elites have in civil-military continuity.
27:34 – Aurel can be found on the Heidelberg University website.
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Guests: Aurel Croissant
Host: Cris Alvarez
Tags: military, history, military history, conflict, war, interview, non-fiction book, Southeast Asia, independence, colonialism, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia