The Portuguese Armed Forces after the Cold War

The period that followed the end of the Cold War and the fall of the communist regimes of the Soviet Union and eastern and central Europe has been one of profound transformations in the international order. In a context of accentuated uncertainty and ‘fuzziness’, most countries have been redefining their strategic orientations, rethinking defense policies and reshaping military organisations. In the face of a clear lack of empirically based research covering recent developments in this field in Portugal, this project aims at a global description and understanding of the transformations that have been occurring within the Portuguese Armed Forces and its relation with society during the past one and a half decades.

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Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)
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CIES-IUL - Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology
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