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Author Avilés, William, 1971-

Title Globalization and military power in the Andes / William Avilés
Edition First edition
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 196 pages) : illustrations
Contents Military Power and Radical Populism -- The Erosion of Military Prerogatives: Peru and Colombia -- "Radical Populists" and Military Prerogatives in Venezuela and Ecuador -- Low-Intensity Democracy, Popular Resistance and Military Power in Bolivia
Summary The Andean region has been, and continues to be, at the center of a struggle over embracing economic globalization and market democracies or eschewing such models for various nationalist/socialist strategies of development and politics. The regions militaries have not been outside of this struggle, with factions in Venezuela or Ecuador working to frustrate the establishment and/or maintenance of neoliberal regimes, while militaries in Colombia, Peru, and to an extent in Bolivia, playing crucial roles in weakening or eliminating substantive challenges to capitalist globalization. William Aviles explores this variation in military power, identifying how neoliberal economic and political elites and international actors such as the United States have sought to marginalize "radical populists" while seeking the subordination of militaries to the decision-making of neoliberal elites within Andean states
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Civil-military relations -- Andes Region.
Democracy -- Andes Region.
Globalization -- Andes Region.
Political culture -- Andes Region.
Andes Region -- Armed Forces -- Political activity.
Andes Region -- Economic conditions.
Andes Region -- Politics and government.
Form Electronic book
Author Palgrave Connect (Online service)
LC no. 2010019213
ISBN 0230115446 (electronic bk.)
9780230115446 (electronic bk.)