Accession Number:

ADA265350

Title:

Military Professionalism and Political Influence: A Case Study of the Mexican Military, 1917-1940

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

175.0

Abstract:

This thesis will explore the relationship between military professionalism and military political influence. While many scholars believe that increased military professionalism will depoliticize the armed forces, others argue that professionalization encourages the military to assume an active and even dominant role in politics. Thus, within the context of these two opposing theories, this thesis will analyze the process of professionalization that the Mexican military experienced during the years 1917-1940, and the role it played in limiting the political influence of the Mexican military

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Geography
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE