Armies and Politics in Latin America

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Guillermo A. O'Donnell


Modernization and Military Coups: Theory, Comparisons, and the Argentine Case

I examine here one aspect of the political behavior of the Argentine military: the formulation of demands backed by the threat of the use of force, and especially the execution of coups d'état against national authorities. I deal with a brief period of Argentine history ( 1955-66). This, therefore, is not a general study of the "role of the military in developing countries," nor an analysis of " civic-military relationships in underdeveloped countries." I will attempt to demonstrate that these topics are too broad in scope to allow for more than shallow and empty generalizations. The study of the political behavior of the military 1 requires at a minimum the specification of two structural levels and their analysis along a temporal dimension: the condition of the larger national society to which the military belongs (including the so-called "external factors") and the state of the military organization itself Each of these affects the other, both change over time, and both have an important but changing impact on the political behavior of the military. And, in turn, both can be substantially affected by the consequences of that behavior. Neither of these factors can be adequately specified when the referent is as general as "the military in underdeveloped countries," nor can they be incorporated at

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From Guillermo O'Donnell, "Modernización y Golpes Militares: Teoría, Comparaciones y el Caso Argentino," Desarrollo Económico ( October-December 1972). Edited and reprinted in translation by permission of the author and original publisher. English translation copyright © 1976 by Holmes & Meier Publishers, Inc.

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