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On Police-Military Cooperation in Peacetime: Constitutional and Ethical-Political Memorandum

  • Andraž Teršek
From the journal Open Military Studies


Among the more important socio-political issues that have appeared on the surface of the public agenda is the question of cooperation between the police and the army. In the article, the author analyzes this issue both in general and in the specific context of the Republic of Slovenia. He explains that the Slovenian Government did not formally declare a “state of emergency,” although the Slovenian Constitution allows it, but officially declared an epidemic and used a special provision in the Defense Act that allows the Slovenian Army to take action in so-called “exceptional” social circumstances and establish police-military cooperation on the ground. The author explains the constitutional dimensions of such cooperation and its ethico-political perspective.

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Received: 2021-05-24
Accepted: 2021-07-01
Published Online: 2021-08-23

© 2020 Andraž Teršek, published by De Gruyter

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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