THE MILITARY IN LATIN AMERICAN SOCIOPOLITICAL EVOLUTION: FOUR CASE STUDIES
AMERICAN UNIV WASHINGTON DC CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN SOCIAL SYSTEMS
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The political role of the Latin American military is analyzed in four case studies--Argentina, Peru, Colombia, and Mexico. Data came from printed sources and informal interviews. The research method relies on objective description of the phenomenon and related variables rather than on analysis of the appropriateness of a political role for the military. Political action by the military in each country is discussed. Common variables assumed to have explanatory value for each case are attributes of the political system, civilian image of the military, the military mission, professionalism, social origins, military socialization, internal cleavages, social structure, and historical factors.
- Sociology and Law
- Humanities and History