Rank And Privilege

Rank And Privilege

by Linda A. Rodriguez
     
 

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Dr. Linda A. Rodrìguez has assembled a new collection of essays that finally provides the historical context necessary to understand the Latin American military. The articles included here examine a variety of time periods and nations, from the counterinsurgency army of New Spain, to the nineteenth-century War of the Pacific, to the modern relationship

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Dr. Linda A. Rodrìguez has assembled a new collection of essays that finally provides the historical context necessary to understand the Latin American military. The articles included here examine a variety of time periods and nations, from the counterinsurgency army of New Spain, to the nineteenth-century War of the Pacific, to the modern relationship between the military and development. The contributors look at the ways in which Latin America's armed forces have changed over time, and how external threats as well as internal rivalries have shaped the military. Together, these essays trace the roots of the military's power and the growth of its political influence.

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Another gem from the Jaguar series. . . . Professor Rodrìguez's introductory essay is definitive and should be incorporated into a general book of readings on the region.
Thomas M. Davies
A superb, carefully crafted, and neatly balanced collection of seminal articles on civil-military relations in Latin America. It will be useful in any course on Latin American history and politics.
Brian Loveman
The editor's excellent introduction sensitively frames this outstanding collection of articles that treats the Latin American military from colonial times to the 1990s. Rodrìguez emphasizes both internal and external miitary missions, rightly focusing on the international context for development of the Latin American militaries. . . . A valuable text.
Booknews
Reprinted from scholarly journals and anthologies, ten essays explore the relationship between the military and society in Latin America in the 19th and 20th centuries. Among the topics are the counterinsurgency army of New Spain and the Ten Years' War, authoritarianism and militarism in Ecuador, and low- intensity conflict and democracy. Includes a bibliographic essay. No index. Paper edition (unseen), $14.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780842024334
Publisher:
Sr Books
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Series:
Jaguar Books on Latin America Series, #8
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
0.60(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

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