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100 1  Nielsen, Suzanne Christine 
245 10 Preparing for war:  The dynamics of peacetime military 
300    499 p 
500    Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 64-
       09, Section: A, page: 3470 
500    Adviser:  Stephen Peter Rosen 
502    Thesis (Ph.D.)--Harvard University, 2003 
520    Until force becomes irrelevant in international politics, 
       the characteristics of a country's military institutions 
       will remain important. Though these institutions are 
       tested in war, they usually evolve in important ways 
       during times of peace. This dissertation is about shaping 
       military organizations during peacetime through military 
520    This dissertation makes four central arguments about 
       peacetime military reform. First, leaders within military 
       organizations are essential to the process; external 
       developments most often have an indeterminate impact on 
       military change. Second, peacetime military reform is 
       about more than changing doctrine. To implement its 
       doctrine, an organization must have appropriate training 
       practices, personnel policies, organizations, equipment, 
       and leader development programs. Third, the implementation
       of comprehensive change requires an organizational entity 
       with broad authority able to craft, evaluate, and execute 
       an integrated program of reform. Fourth and finally, the 
       process of developing and implementing peacetime reforms 
       can take several decades 
520    Using comparative case studies and the method of 
       structured, focused comparison this dissertation examines 
       efforts by armies to reform in times of peace. The primary
       focus of this study is the U.S. Army in the 1970s and 
       early 1980s. This was an important period in which the 
       U.S. Army recovered from the Vietnam War and refocused on 
       a potential future war in Europe. Four additional cases of
       attempted peacetime military reform examined in lesser 
       depth include: the U.S. Army in the 1950s; the French Army
       between the Franco-Prussian War and World War I; the 
       British Army between World War I and World War II; and the
       German Army between World War I and World War II 
590    School code: 0084 
590    DDC 
650  4 Political Science, International Law and Relations 
650  4 Political Science, General 
690    0616 
690    0615 
710 20 Harvard University 
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