Mexico's Military on the Democratic Stage (Praeger Security by Roderic A. Camp

By Roderic A. Camp

Based on info no longer to be had formerly, this finished examine information the historical past, evolution, and altering courting among the defense force and civilian management in Mexico within the moment 1/2 the 20 th century. Camp specializes in the prior twenty years in which democratic transformation produced very important adjustments in the military, particularly the military. regardless of institutional autonomy, a scarcity of reform, and a rise in civilian missions, the Mexican defense force stay subordinate to civilian political professionals, and Camp unearths little proof to help the typical suggestion that they're an important danger to civilian supremacy regularly or to the democratic procedure in particular.

This paintings attracts from released and unpublished resources, army web pages, and fabric received via a variety of freedom of data requests made at once in the course of the secretariat of nationwide safeguard. It comprises correspondence and interviews with Mexican officials, experts and newshounds who've lined the army and American officials who've proficient or labored with the Mexican military. dependent upon thirty-five years of study, Camp contains particular facts on 670 military, air strength, and naval officials on the or 3 megastar rank, into the one accomplished biographical information financial institution ever compiled at the Mexican army. this permits for insightful comparisons among the military and military, on such themes as management, education, foreign schooling, and promoting. It finds new organizational advancements in the military, particularly the military, and the hot roles civil political associations are enjoying vis-a-vis the armed forces.

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