In This Review

The Military Coup d'État as a Political Process: Ecuador, 1948-1966
The Military Coup d'État as a Political Process: Ecuador, 1948-1966
By John Samuel Fitch
Johns Hopkins, 1977, 243 pp.

This analysis, academic in tone and substance, of the military role in the turbulent days of Velasco Ibarra and Carlos Arosemena, offers a theoretical model of the process of military decision-making in situations of political crisis.