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Rethinking Military Politics: Brazil And The Southern Cone

Rethinking Military Politics: Brazil And The Southern Cone
By Alfred Stepan
167 pp, Princeton University Press, 1988
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One of the hemisphere's foremost authorities on the military's role in politics, particularly in Brazil, Alfred Stepan focuses sharply on how the armed forces have participated in the process of transition from authoritarian rule to democratic politics in Brazil, with comparative references to Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Spain. A lucid and provocative analysis of an important and underresearched topic.