Basingstoke, 1st ed., 1997. 139 pp., maps & charts. D.j., 21 x 15cm. FINE. Since the collapse of communism, the relationship between the Polish armed forces and the Polish government and society has been undergoing transformation. This book dissects that relationship, inspecting the institutional design of the defence establishment in Poland, and focusing on the process through which a former Warsaw Pact "coalition warfare" partner becomes a Western-style national army. The author uses Poland as a kind of case study to mark the outer limits of change that the West can reasonably expect from post-communist countries with regard to the relationships between the military and civil society. An uncommon book.