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Beyond Empire and Revolution: Militarization and Consolidation in the Third World
Beyond Empire and Revolution: Militarization and Consolidation in the Third World
By Irving Louis Horowitz
Oxford University Press, 1982, 321 pp

Horowitz's provocative and thoughtful book carries further his earlier analyses of the development process. Here he views the military as playing an essential and beneficial role in achieving the political stability necessary for economic growth. In this sweeping sociological work, the military establishments in the Third World are seen as having a unifying impact upon their nations and as being central to foreign affairs. This is less true in the very poor Fourth World where the military is more involved in police activities and maintaining internal order.