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Personal Security, Governability and the Military in Latin America
Journal of Security Sector Management (2004)
  • Daniel Zirker, University of Waikato
  • Constantine P. Danopoulos, San Jose State University
Abstract

This article examines two questions: first, is the erosion of personal and economic security in Latin America directly related to increasing claims of the region’s increasing “ungovernability”? Second, must these two conditions necessarily imply an increasingly interventionist role on the part of national military establishments? The ultimate argument of this study is that the acuity of military perceptions of insecurity in their societies will ultimately determine their political responses. By examining some of the salient critiques of the last “wave” of authoritarian dictatorships, it is hoped that some light will be shed on a future course of action.

Publication Date
2004
Citation Information
Daniel Zirker and Constantine P. Danopoulos. "Personal Security, Governability and the Military in Latin America" Journal of Security Sector Management Vol. 2 Iss. 1 (2004)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/constantine_danopoulos/14/