Mexico's Military on the Democratic Stage (Praeger Security by Roderic A. Camp

By Roderic A. Camp

Based on info now not to be had formerly, this complete research info the background, evolution, and altering dating among the defense force and civilian management in Mexico within the moment half the 20 th century. Camp makes a speciality of the prior 20 years within which democratic transformation produced very important adjustments in the militia, particularly the military. regardless of institutional autonomy, a scarcity of reform, and a rise in civilian missions, the Mexican defense force stay subordinate to civilian political gurus, and Camp reveals little facts to help the typical inspiration that they're an important chance to civilian supremacy generally or to the democratic strategy in particular.

This paintings attracts from released and unpublished resources, army web pages, and fabric acquired via quite a few freedom of data requests made without delay in the course of the secretariat of nationwide security. It contains correspondence and interviews with Mexican officials, experts and reporters who've lined the army and American officials who've proficient or labored with the Mexican militia. established upon thirty-five years of analysis, Camp accommodates distinctive information on 670 military, air strength, and naval officials on the or 3 big name rank, into the one complete biographical info financial institution ever compiled at the Mexican army. this permits for insightful comparisons among the army and military, on such subject matters as management, education, overseas schooling, and promoting. It unearths new organizational advancements in the militia, particularly the army, and the recent roles civil political associations are taking part in vis-a-vis the armed forces.

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