Forms of Military Government

Peter M. R. Stirk

in The Politics of Military Occupation

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print July 2009 | ISBN: 9780748636716
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652754 | DOI:
Forms of Military Government

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This chapter deals with forms of military government, a government instituted by military officers through a military chain of command. Military government readily appears archaic and not merely because of the increasing preference for such terms as civil administration and international territorial administration to refer to what are in fact instances of military occupation. It appears archaic because of the increasing reality of the involvement of civilians and civilian agencies in military occupation. Military government also appears archaic because the isolation of the occupier from the occupied inherent in the definition of military occupation gives it a caste-like character that is at odds with a world in which it is common to speak of global ‘governance’.

Keywords: chain of command; military government; civil administration; archaic; military occupation; global governance

Chapter.  14079 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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