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The Decline Of Military Regimes The Civilian Influence

    Many generous people deserve special thanks for their assistance in the preparation and completion of this project. I wish to express my gratitude to each of the contributors for agreeing to tackle a difficult and inherently controversial subject. I am only sorry that C.I. Eugene Kim did not live long enough to see the fruits of his labor; he will be sorely missed by all of us who knew him. The Third World and the military do not respond easily to scrutiny by social scientists. Many colleagues and referees read all or part of the manuscript; I am grateful to Professors Richard Lane, Roy Christman, and Bob Kumamoto of San Jose State University and Timothy Lukes of Santa Clara University, who offered numerous helpful• comments. My parents, Panos and Athanasia Danopoulos, my brother George and his wife, Niki, my aunt Areti Paraskevopoulou, and my koumbaro George Nikoletopoulos have provided boundless moral support. Polly Taylor's expert typing and coding made the preparation of the typescript possible. Finally, my wife, Vickie, and our two sons, Panos and Andreas, deserve special thanks for their willingness to endure the long hours that writing and manuscript preparation entail. Though helpful, none of these people bear any responsibility for any problems associated with this volume. Responsibility for the accuracy and scholastic quality of what follows belongs to the contributors and myself.

    Acknowledgments -- About the Editor and Contributors -- 1 Military Dictatorships in Retreat: Problems and Perspectives /Constantine P. Danopoulos -- 2 Obstacles to Disengagement and Democratization: Military Regimes in Benin and Burkina Faso /Claude E. Welch, Jr. -- 3 After the Coup: South Korea Creates a New Political Order /C.I. Eugene Kim -- 4 Polish Soldiers in Politics: The Party in Uniform? /Robin Alison Remington -- 5 Contemporary Civil-Military Relations Theory and De-Intervention: The Case of Panama /David Lewis Feldman -- 6 The Politics of Disengagement in Turkey: The Kemalist Tradition /James Brown -- 7 Back to the Barracks: The Brazilian Military's Style /Edmundo Campos Coelho -- 8 A Postmortem of the Institutional Military Regime in Peru /Carlos A. Astiz -- 9 Withdrawal in Disgrace: Decline of the Argentine Military, 1976-1983 /Dennis R. Gordon -- 10 Beating a Hasty Retreat: The Greek Military Withdraws from Power /Constantine P. Danopoulos -- 11 Withdrawal and After: A One-Way Street or a Revolving Door? /Constantine P. Danopoulos -- Index.


    Constantine P. Danopoulos teaches Political Science at San José State University and Santa Clara University. A native of Greece, he received his B.A. and M.A. in Political Science from San José State University and his Ph.D., also in Political Science, from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He has written extensively on the subject of civil-military relations. His publications include: Warriors and Politicians in Modern Greece (1984) and many articles in journals such as Political Science Quarterly; Armed Forces and Society; the Journal of Political and Military Sociology, West European Politics, and Public Administration and Development. He is presently associate editor of the Journal of Political and Military Sociology.