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Autor: David Pion-Berlin
ISBN-13: 9781349953615
Einband: Previously published in hardcover
Seiten: 218
Gewicht: 306 g
Format: 212x151x13 mm
Sprache: Englisch

Military Missions in Democratic Latin America

Politics, Economics, and Inclusive Development
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1. Assessing Military Missions.- 2. Defense.- 3. Internal Security.- 4. Disaster Relief.- 5. Social Programs.- 6. Conclusion.
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This book demonstrates through country case studies that, contrary to received wisdom, Latin American militaries can contribute productively, but under select conditions, to non-traditional missions of internal security, disaster relief, and social programs. Latin American soldiers are rarely at war, but have been called upon to perform these missions in both lethal and non-lethal ways. Is this beneficial to their societies or should the armed forces be left in the barracks? As inherently conservative institutions, they are at their best, the author demonstrates, when tasked with missions that draw on pre-existing organizational strengths that can be utilized in appropriate and humane ways. They are at a disadvantage when forced to reinvent themselves. Ultimately, it is governments that must choose whether or not to deploy soldiers, and they should do so, based on a pragmatic assessment of the severity and urgency of the problem, the capacity of the military to effectively respond, and the availability of alternative solutions.
Autor: David Pion-Berlin
David Pion-Berlin is a Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Riverside, USA. He is a Latin Americanist whose numerous books and articles have focused on civil-military relations, defense, security, and human rights.
Autor: David Pion-Berlin
ISBN-13:: 9781349953615
ISBN: 134995361X
Verlag: Springer Palgrave Macmillan, Palgrave Macmillan US, Palgrave Macmillan
Gewicht: 306g
Seiten: 218
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage 1st ed. 2016
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 212x151x13 mm, 2 SW-Abb.