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.
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