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When Military Restrain the Rule: Philosophy and Indications


  • Ayub, Mehar
  • Ahsanuddin, Muhammad


It was concluded in the literature that military is merely a symptom of underlying political difficulties, a neutral force, which mechanically moves into the political area when a vacuum is created. Armed forces took control over the political management only in those economies where magnitude of military power was greater in relation with the size of economy: a higher defense expenditure to GDP ratio lead the control of political management by armed forces.

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  • Ayub, Mehar & Ahsanuddin, Muhammad, 2001. "When Military Restrain the Rule: Philosophy and Indications," MPRA Paper 393, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2003.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:393

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    Coupolgy; Economic Performance; Defence Expenditures;

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    • H11 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government - - - Structure and Scope of Government
    • Z0 - Other Special Topics - - General


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