Civil Military Relations in Latin America

Author: David Pion-Berlin
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807875295
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The armed forces may no longer rule nations throughout Latin America, but they continue to influence democratic governments across the region. In nine original, thought-provoking essays, this book offers fresh theoretical insights into the dilemmas facing Latin American politicians as they struggle to gain full control over their military institutions. Latin America has changed in profound ways since the end of the Cold War, the re-emergence of democracy, and the ascendancy of free-market economies and trade blocs. The contributors to this volume recognize the necessity of finding intellectual approaches that speak to these transformations. They utilize a wide range of contemporary models to analyze recent political and economic reform in nations throughout Latin America, presenting case studies on Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, and Venezuela. Bridging the gap between Latin American studies and political science, these essays not only explore the forces that shape civil-military relations in Latin America but also address larger questions of political development and democratization in the region. The contributors are Felipe Aguero, J. Samuel Fitch, Wendy Hunter, Ernesto Lopez, Brian Loveman, David R. Mares, Deborah L. Norden, David Pion-Berlin, and Harold A. Trinkunas. Latin American Studies/Political Science

Reforming Civil Military Relations in New Democracies

Author: Aurel Croissant
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319531891
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This book addresses the challenge of reforming defense and military policy-making in newly democratized nations. By tracing the development of civil-military relations in various new democracies from a comparative perspective, it links two bodies of scholarship that thus far have remained largely separate: the study of emerging (or failed) civilian control over armed forces on the one hand; and work on the roots and causes of military effectiveness to guarantee the protection and security of citizens on the other. The empirical and theoretical findings presented here will appeal to scholars of civil-military relations, democratization and security issues, as well as to defense policy-makers.

Globalization of Civil Military Relations

Author: IPSA Research Committee on Armed Forces and Society. Triannual Conference
Publisher:
ISBN: 9789734504268
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Hvert 3.år har International Political Science Association's Research Committee afholdt konferencer med flere end 30 deltagerlande. Den 29. juni -2.juli 2002 afholdtes den 4.konference med bogens hovedemnet: "Civil-Militært Samarbejde". Tidligere konferencer har været afholdt i lande, hvor der i relation til emnet har været stillet særlige udfordringer,Israel, Korea og Rusland. Partnerskab for fred;.

Civil Military Relations in Perspective

Author: Professor Stephen J Cimbala
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 140947674X
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The topic of civil-military relations has high significance for academics, for policy makers, for military commanders, and for serious students of public policy in democratic and other societies. The post-Cold War and post-9-11 worlds have thrown up traditional as well as new challenges to the effective management of armed forces and defense establishments. Further, the present century has seen a rising arc in the use of armed violence on the part of non-state actors, including terrorists, to considerable political effect. Civil-military relations in the United States, and their implications for US and allied security policies, is the focus of most discussions in this volume, but other contributions emphasize the comparative and cross-national dimensions of the relationship between the use or threat of force and public policy. Authors contributing to this study examine a wide range of issues, including: the contrast between theory and practice in civil-military relations; the role perceptions of military professionals across generations; the character of civil-military relations in authoritarian or other democratically-challenged political systems; the usefulness of business models in military management; the attributes of civil-military relations during unconventional conflicts; the experience of the all-volunteer force and its meaning for US civil-military relations; and other topics. Contributors include civilian academic and policy analysts as well as military officers with considerable academic expertise and experience with the subject matter at hand.

Politics and Economics of Latin America

Author: Frank H. Columbus
Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
ISBN:
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This new series brings together important contributions dealing with a part of the world with enormous economic growth potential which continues to experience difficulty in realising that potential.