Governing the military

The armed forces under democracy in Chile

Edited by Carlos Solar

Governing the military
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  • Price: £85.00
  • ISBN: 9781526161840
  • Publish Date: Apr 2024
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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  • ISBN: 9781526161833
  • Publish Date: Apr 2024
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    • Format: eBook
    • ISBN: 978-1-5261-6183-3
    • Published Date: April 2024


    Governing the military combines the study of governance, democratisation, and policymaking to explore how military politics have unfolded since the return to democracy in Chile. The book offers timely research to understand the rocky road to overcome the civil-military tension of the 1990s and the challenges presented by novel security demands in the twenty-first century, including the militarisation of urban crime and pandemics, and its consequences on human rights. The book will also introduce the reader to failed policies, lack of attention to governance, and decaying democratic practices.

    The volume examines eight themes considered fundamental to understand the modern governance of the armed forces: the state of civil-military relations, political transition and military subordination, roles and missions, military effectiveness, fiscal spending, inter-agency challenges, international engagements, and transparency and corruption.


    Preface and acknowledgements
    Introduction: Democracy, governance, and the military - Carlos Solar
    1 Civilian control of the armed forces in Latin America - Harold Trinkunas
    2 The construction of democratic defence governance - Marcos Robledo
    3 Military and policing roles and missions - Carlos Solar
    4 Effectiveness in comparative perspective - Thomas C. Bruneau
    5 Defence spending - Carlos Solar and Gregory Weeks
    6 Civil-military interagency - Florina Cristiana Matei
    7 International engagement - Kristina Mani
    8 Explaining corruption - Carlos Solar and Markus Hochmüller
    Conclusion: Advancing the governance of the military - Carlos Solar


    Carlos Solar is a Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Essex

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