Accession Number:

ADA089323

Title:

The Potential for Conflict in Latin America: A Cross-National Study.

Descriptive Note:

Study project rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-05-16

Pagination or Media Count:

62.0

Abstract:

This paper has one primary and five secondary objectives. The major purpose is to examine the potential for conflict in Latin America--with particular emphasis on the Andean countries. The secondary objectives are to 1 inject discipline and reasoned operational definitions into a generally fuzzy area of study, and to contribute to a theoretical-empirical elucidation of the contemporary power equation 2 outline Latin American security fears 3 measure the relative vulnerability of the various Latin American countries to overt and international systemic aggression 4 determine the apparent direction in which the relative vulnerabilities of the countries of this region are moving and, finally, 5 suggest some implications and recommendations for United States policy in the Hemisphere. Through the fusing of data with theory at this macro-level, one can better understand the realities of international conflict in the contemporary world determine general patterns and, hopefully, establish an effective reference point in the formulation of broad policy. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE