By Brian Loveman

Protecting "la patria," or "homeland," is the old venture claimed by way of Latin American military. For los angeles Patria is a entire narrative historical past of the military's political function in Latin the United States in nationwide safeguard and security.

Latin American civil-military family and the function of the military in politics, like these of all glossy geographical regions, are framed via constitutional and felony norms specifying the formal relationships among the defense force and the remainder of society. if truth be told, also they are the results of expectancies, attitudes, values, and practices developed over centuries-integral facets of nationwide political cultures. army associations in every one Latin American state have resulted from that country's personal mixture of neighborhood and imported impacts, constructing a particular development of civil-military kinfolk as defender of the native land and guarantor of safety and order.

Written by way of Latin American expert Brian Loveman, For l. a. Patria contains tables, maps, pictures, and a thesaurus that may help the coed in higher figuring out the military's intervention in politics in Latin the USA. This new textual content will provide scholars a radical and available background of Latin American militia and their activities in Latin American politics from colonial occasions to the present.

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