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Rank and Privilege : The Military and Society in Latin America - Linda Alexander Rodriguez

Rank and Privilege

The Military and Society in Latin America

Paperback Published: 28th August 1997
ISBN: 9780842024334
Number Of Pages: 239

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Dr. Linda A. RodrÌguez has assembled a new collection of essays that finally provides the historical context necessary to understand the Latin American military. The articles included here examine a variety of time periods and nations, from the counterinsurgency army of New Spain, to the nineteenth-century War of the Pacific, to the modern relationship between the military and development. The contributors look at the ways in which Latin America's armed forces have changed over time, and how external threats as well as internal rivalries have shaped the military. Together, these essays trace the roots of the military's power and the growth of its political influence.

A superb, carefully crafted, and neatly balanced collection of seminal articles on civil-military relations in Latin America. It will be useful in any course on Latin American history and politics.--Thomas M. Davies, Jr., San Diego State University

Introduction
International War and Government Modernization: The Military - A Case Studyp. 1
"La Causa Buena": The Counterinsurgency Army of New Spain and the Ten Years' Warp. 11
Authoritarianism and Militarism in Ecuadorp. 37
The War of the Pacificp. 55
The South American Military Tradition: Preprofessional Armies in Argentina, Chile, Peru, and Brazilp. 71
The Armed Forces and Industrialists in Modern Brazil: The Drive for Military Autonomy, 1889-1945p. 95
Caudillismo and Institutional Change: Manuel Odria and the Peruvian Armed Forces, 1948-1956p. 143
The Military and Developmentp. 155
The Latin American Military, Low-Intensity Conflict, and Democracyp. 189
Military Professionalism and Nonintervention in Mexicop. 219
Suggested Readingsp. 235
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ISBN: 9780842024334
ISBN-10: 0842024336
Series: Jaguar Books on Latin America (Paperback Numbered)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 239
Published: 28th August 1997
Publisher: SPEAR BOOKS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.89 x 15.39  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.36