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dc.contributor.authorSmith, Jason Gabriel
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T02:29:26Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T02:29:26Z
dc.date.issued2006-12
dc.identifier.othersmith_jason_g_200612_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/smith_jason_g_200612_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/23739
dc.description.abstractCivil-military relations in transitioning democracies have been a constant source of frustration for scholars. Current literature on the subject insists on the complete subordination of the military to civilian authorities immediately post transition. However, historical analysis of failed transitions and military coups shows that this may not be the best method for success. Historical analysis of Turkey, Bolivia, and Brazil shows that subordination often leads to alienation and the perception of a threat from the civilian government. This threat unifies the military institution and makes the armed forces a serious competitor for political power. Analysis of the military as government in these cases shows that once in power, the unity of the military is markedly reduced by the return of factionalism as rivals compete for power. Including the military in the new government post-transition and using this phenomenon to their advantage will provide new democracies with a far superior chance for success.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectCivil-Military Relations
dc.subjectDemocracy
dc.subjectAuthoritarianism
dc.subjectCorporatism
dc.subjectBrazil
dc.subjectTurkey
dc.subjectBolivia
dc.subjectCoup
dc.subjectDemocratic Transition
dc.subjectDemocratization
dc.titleThe proper role of the military in transitions to democracy
dc.title.alternativetowards successful democratic transition
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentInternational Affairs
dc.description.majorPolitical Science
dc.description.advisorAbdulahi Osman
dc.description.committeeAbdulahi Osman
dc.description.committeeHan Park
dc.description.committeeHoward J. Wiarda


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