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dc.contributor.advisorEsparza, Diego
dc.contributor.authorBundy, David P.
dc.dateJun-17
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-14T16:47:27Z
dc.date.available2017-08-14T16:47:27Z
dc.date.issued2017-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/55577
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis analyzes the impact that reforms in civil-military relations can have on a military's effectiveness. Specifically, why did reforms undermine military effectiveness in Argentina but not in Chile? To answer this question, this thesis looks at both countries since democratization and parses out both the civil-military reforms carried out as well as changes in effectiveness in an attempt to find linkages between the two. To allow for trend analysis, each country is broken into three discrete blocks of time and analyzed across three independent variables-decisions not made, resources, and resource allocation—in an attempt to determine their impact on the dependent variable: military effectiveness. The two case studies show that while resources and resource allocation are important, their relative importance is unclear since they trended together. The impact of decisions that were not made was inconclusive. As both countries focused on gaining civilian control yet ended in very different positions, this thesis demonstrates the need for the United States to pursue unique policies for each country with which it interacts, based on the needs, desires, and capacities that it possesses.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. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleCivilian control and military effectiveness: Defense reforms in Argentina and Chileen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderDarnton, Christopher
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.subject.authorcivil-military relationsen_US
dc.subject.authorArgentinaen_US
dc.subject.authorChileen_US
dc.subject.authormilitary effectivenessen_US
dc.subject.authordemocratic civilian controlen_US
dc.subject.authordefense reformsen_US
dc.description.recognitionOutstanding Thesis
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Western Hemisphere)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Western Hemisphere)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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