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Armies and Politics in Latin America
Armies and Politics in Latin America
Edited by Abraham F. Lowenthal
Holmes & Meier, 1976, 356 pp.

Military involvement in politics is now seen as a many-faceted phenomenon, far more complicated than earlier simplistic analyses indicated. These 12 essays, of varying interest for the general reader, explore the subtleties, and stress the relationship of the "military institutions themselves to the social context in which they operate," and the nature and extent of the institutionalization of the civilian political process.