No Farewell To Arms?: Military Disengagement From Politics In Africa And Latin America, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

No Farewell To Arms?

Military Disengagement From Politics In Africa And Latin America, 1st Edition

By Claude Welch

Routledge

240 pages

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In many contemporary nations, particularly in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, the armed forces play a major role in governing. Historical, economic, and sociological factors have contributed to the political prominence of the military in developing countries. Nevertheless, in the 1980s several states in Latin America restored civilian rule followi

Table of Contents

How Armed Forces Become Politically Engaged: Civil-Military Relations -- Involvement and Disengagement -- The Regional Contexts -- Bolivia: The Consequences of Partial Revolution -- Ghana: The Roots of Endemic Praetorianism -- Nigeria: The Politics of Military Correction -- Peru: The Limits of the "New Professionalism" -- Colombia: Political Parties and Disengagement -- Côte-D'ivoire: Personal Rule and Civilian Control -- Disengagement and Paths of Change

About the Author

Claude E. Welch, Jr., professor of political science at the State University of New York at Buffalo, is the author of many books, including Anatomy of Rebellion, and co-author of Human Rights and Development in Africa.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General