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dc.contributor.authorBruneau, Thomas C.
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-25T22:50:49Z
dc.date.available2014-08-25T22:50:49Z
dc.date.issued2008-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/43103
dc.descriptionResearch Paper No. #12en_US
dc.description.abstractA Civil-military relation is a poorly defined concept in the academic literature and in popular usage. This paper begins with a conceptualization of civil-military relations as a trinity of dimensions including democratic civilian control, effectiveness in the achievement of roles and missions, and efficiency in the use of resources. Six roles and missions are specified and three different entities – the armed forces, police, and intelligence agencies – are defined as the instruments of security. The paper then highlights the ongoing tensions with regard to democratic civilian control: that chief executives in Latin America are able to fire ministers of defense and senior officers. What is generally lacking, however, in all but a few countries, are institutional mechanisms and sufficient personnel to manage security and defense issues in a routine manner. Just as important, the vast majority of Latin American countries lack the required instruments – strategies, institutions, and resource allocations – to achieve effectiveness. A few countries, including Argentina, Chile, and Colombia, however, are seeking to increase effectiveness through reforms in professional military education.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleCivil-Military Relations in Democratic Latin Americaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.corporateCenter for Civil-Military Relations
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairsen_US


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