This volume examines the social and political role of the armed forces in the emergent countries of Latin America, Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Middle East. The contributors include such distinguished historians and political scientists as Belmont Brice, James S. Coleman, and Lucian W. Pye. They offer here some searching observations on the political structure of the new states, on the relationship between the needs of internal order and those of external defense, and on the curious fact that military regimes, while they have promoted national development, social change, and free political practices in some countries, have hampered similar growth in others.
Originally published in 1962.
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Table of Contents
- Frontmatter, pg. i
- Preface, pg. v
- Contents, pg. vii
- Introduction, pg. 1
- The Military in the Political Development of the New States, pg. 7
- Armies in the Process of Political Modernization, pg. 69
- The Latin-American Military as a Politically Competing Group in Transitional Society, pg. 91
- Militarism and Politics in Latin America, pg. 131
- The Stages of Militarism in Latin America, pg. 165
- The Role of the Military in Indonesia, pg. 185
- The Army in Burmese Politics, pg. 231
- The Military in Thai Politics, pg. 253
- Middle Eastern Armies and the New Middle Class, pg. 277
- The Role of the Military in Israel, pg. 317
- The Role of the Military in Sub-Saharan Africa, pg. 359
- Biographical Sketches of the Authors, pg. 407
- Index, pg. 411