For la Patria: politics and the armed forces in Latin by Brian Loveman

By Brian Loveman

Protecting "la patria," or "homeland," is the historic project claimed by way of Latin American military. For los angeles Patria is a accomplished narrative background of the military's political position in Latin the US in nationwide protection and safety. Latin American civil-military relatives and the position of the military in politics, like these of all sleek geographical regions, are framed via constitutional and felony norms specifying the formal relationships among the militia and the remainder of society. really, also they are the results of expectancies, attitudes, values, and practices developed over centuries-integral points of nationwide political cultures. army associations in every one Latin American kingdom have resulted from that country's personal mix of neighborhood and imported impacts, constructing a particular development of civil-military kinfolk as defender of the native land and guarantor of protection and order. Written through Latin American professional Brian Loveman, For l. a. Patria comprises tables, maps, images, and a word list that would support the scholar in greater knowing the military's intervention in politics in Latin the United States. This new textual content will provide scholars a radical and available historical past of Latin American defense force and their activities in Latin American politics from colonial instances to the current.

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As Latin American societies developed and differentiated, the armed forces did the same. The effects of some common external influences, disparate experiences with defeat and victory in war, deployment in civil disorders, patterns of national political development, and absorption of foreign doctrines, technology, and organizational models created unique national identities for military institutions. Officers and institutions were afforded greater prestige in some nations, for example, in Chile and Peru, than in others, such as Colombia, Bolivia, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica.

Cm. (Latin American silhouettes) Includes bibliographical references and index.  paper).  Series. 48, 1984. Page v For Sharon and la patria chica Page vi About the Author Brian Loveman is professor of political science at San Diego State University. He has written extensively on civil-military relations in Latin America, Latin American politics, and inter-American relations. , 1988) is the most widely read history of Chile in English and his Constitution of Tyranny: Regimes of Exception in Spanish America (1993) received the Hubert Herring Prize for best work on Latin America in 1995.

Certain aspects of militarylore are shared globally; other aspects are idiosyncratic to particular nations. See Frederick M. Nunn, The Time of the Generals: Latin American Professional Militarism in World Perspective (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1992): xi, passim. 2. General de División Aníbal Ulises Laiño, "Desafíos al estado nación," Military Review, Hispano-American edition (July-August 1996): 46-48. 3. For a look at the meaning of the end of the Cold War for Latin American military institutions and militarylore see Brig.

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