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Rethinking Military Politics: Brazil and the Southern Cone

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The last four years have seen a remarkable resurgence of democracy in the Southern Cone of the Americas. Military regimes have been replaced in Argentina (1983), Uruguay (1985), and Brazil (1985). Despite great interest in these new democracies, the role of the military in the process of transition has been under-theorized and under-researched. Alfred Stepan, one of the best-known analysts of the military in politics, examines some of the reasons for this neglect and takes a new look at themes raised in his earlier work on the state, the breakdown of democracy, and the military. The reader of this book will gain a fresh understanding of new democracies and democratic movements throughout the world and their attempts to understand and control the military. An earlier version of this book has been a controversial best seller in Brazil.

To examine the Brazilian case, the author uses a variety of new archival material and interviews, with comparative data from Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, and Spain. Brazilian military leaders had consolidated their hold on governmental power by strengthening the military-crafted intelligence services, but they eventually found these same intelligence systems to be a formidable threat. Professor Stepan explains how redemocratization occurred as the military reached into the civil sector for allies in its struggle against the growing influence of the intelligence community. He also explores dissension within the military and the continuing conflicts between the military and the civilian government.

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In Rethinking Military Politics the author takes a new look at themes raised in his earlier work on the state, the breakdown of democracy, and the military. The reader of this book will gain a fresh understanding of new democracies and democratic movements throughout the world and their attempts to understand and control to military. An earlier version of this book has been a controversial best seller in Brazil.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691022741
Author:
Stepan, Alfred
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Author:
Stepan, Alfred C.
Location:
Princeton, N.J. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
History
Subject:
Armed Forces
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
International Security
Subject:
Brazil
Subject:
Military policy
Subject:
Civil-military relations
Subject:
Southern Cone of South America
Subject:
Civil-military relations -- Southern Cone of South America -- History -- 20th century.
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - International Secur
Subject:
Latin America - General
Subject:
Latin American studies
Subject:
Political Science and International Relations
Subject:
Brazil Politics and government 1964-1985.
Subject:
Brazil - Politics and government - 1985-2002
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
87-7
Publication Date:
January 1988
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.00x5.01x.45 in. .46 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In Rethinking Military Politics the author takes a new look at themes raised in his earlier work on the state, the breakdown of democracy, and the military. The reader of this book will gain a fresh understanding of new democracies and democratic movements throughout the world and their attempts to understand and control to military. An earlier version of this book has been a controversial best seller in Brazil.
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