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dc.contributor.advisorBruneau, Thomas C.
dc.contributor.advisorTollefson, Scott D.
dc.contributor.authorBarraza, Salvador A. Giralt
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-06T18:43:12Z
dc.date.available2013-05-06T18:43:12Z
dc.date.issued1998-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/32606
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this thesis is to determine to what extent the civilian-elected authorities have achieved control over the military in El Salvador. Much of the literature on democratization suggests that such control is a necessary condition for the full consolidation of democracy within a country. This thesis begins with a historical overview of civil-military relations in El Salvador, and focuses on current civil military relations. The application of Alfred Stepan's eleven prerogatives is used to measure the level of civilian control over the military. The analysis suggests that three of the military prerogatives have been reduced substantially, that six prerogatives presented a change from the high to moderate category, that one prerogative related to the relations with the chief executive remains in the moderate category, and finally that the military prerogative on officer promotions remains in the high category. Based on this analysis, this thesis concludes that since 1992, elected civilian authorities have achieved considerable control over the military, that thus civil-military relations in El Salvador are on the right track to help the country towards consolidating a democracy.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/onroadtodemocrac1094532606
dc.format.extentxvi, 74 p.;28 cm.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.titleOn the road to democracy : civil-military relations in El Salvadoren_US
dc.title.alternativeNAen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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dc.contributor.departmentInternational Security and Civil-Military Relations
dc.subject.authorNAen_US
dc.description.recognitionNAen_US
dc.description.serviceEl Salvador Army author.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A. in International Security and Civil-Military Relationsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineInternational Security and Civil-Military Relationsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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