RC44 - Security, Conflict and Democratization


Mr. Radomir Compel, University of Nagasaki, Japan


Prof. Hamdy Hassan, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates


Prof. Rosalie Hall, University of the Philippines Visayas



Dr. Sergio Aguilar, Sao Paulo State University - UNESP, Brazil, tcaguilar2012@hotmail.com
Dr. Jovanie Espesor, Mindanao State University, Philippines, jovanie.espesor@msugensan.edu.ph
Dr. Mohammad Bashir Mobasher, American University of Afghanistan and Western Washington University, Afghanistan and USA, mo-bashir@hotmail.com
Dr. Yasmin Calmet, Federal University of Fronteira Sul, Brazil, yasmincalmet@gmail.com
Dr. Hala Thabet, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates, Hala.Thabet@zu.ac.ae



Recognised as study group in 1988; granted research committee status in 1999; changed name from "Role of the Military in Democratization" to "Security, Conflict and Democratization" in April 2018.



Examines the processes, content and consequences of military interventions in the political systems of third world countries. Military interventions have been a characteristic feature of these countries over the last 30 years or so. In the mid 1980s there was general public revulsion against the culture of military rule, particularly in Latin America.

All these developments created an intellectual sphere which necessitated research in order to examine these processes of democratisation and their consequences. The political economy of military regimes, crisis in civil military relations and the role of military in nascent democracies have also been incorporated as areas of research.