Post-Transition Coups: Ecuador 2000 an Essay in Honor of Martin Needler1
Fitch, J Samuel, Political and Military Sociology
Despite the intensity of the economic crisis which brought down the Ecuadorian government in January 2000 and the vigorous U.S. opposition to the attempt by junior officers to install a "revolutionary junta," in other respects this "post-transition" coup was not that different from earlier coups in Ecuador.
Recent studies of the Latin American militaries have focused on civilian efforts (or the lack thereof) to establish more democratic civil-military relations in the region, or conversely new forms of military influence short of the classical military coup d'état (Fitch, 1998; Pion-Berlin, 2001). While advocates of globalization as a democratizing force may be tempted to declare …
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Publication information: Article title: Post-Transition Coups: Ecuador 2000 an Essay in Honor of Martin Needler1. Contributors: Fitch, J Samuel - Author. Journal title: Political and Military Sociology. Volume: 33. Issue: 1 Publication date: Summer 2005. Page number: 39+. © Dr. George Kourvetaris Winter 1996. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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