Military Missions in Democratic Latin America by David Pion-Berlin

By David Pion-Berlin

This e-book demonstrates via kingdom case reviews that, opposite to obtained knowledge, Latin American militaries can give a contribution productively, yet lower than decide upon stipulations, to non-traditional missions of inner safeguard, catastrophe aid, and social courses. Latin American squaddies are infrequently at conflict, yet were known as upon to accomplish those missions in either deadly and non-lethal methods. is that this useful to their societies or should still the military be left within the barracks? As inherently conservative associations, they're at their top, the writer demonstrates, whilst tasked with missions that draw on pre-existing organizational strengths that may be used in applicable and humane methods. they're at a drawback whilst pressured to reinvent themselves. finally, it really is governments that needs to decide upon even if to install infantrymen, they usually should still accomplish that, in keeping with a realistic overview of the severity and urgency of the matter, the ability of the army to successfully reply, and the provision of different solutions.

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202. Pion-Berlin and Trinkunas, ‘Attention Deficits’. Conditional cash transfer programs have significantly reduced poverty, especially extreme poverty.  Osório (2010) ‘Evaluating the Impact of Brazil’s Bolsa Familia’, Latin American Research Review, 45, 2, 173–190. R. W.  191–211. A University of Massachusetts study in 2009 found that spending $1 billion on energy, health care, or education would create substantially more jobs than spending that same amount in defense. Specifically, $1 billion spent in defense, it was found would create 11,600 jobs compared to 17,100 in clean energy, 19,600 in health care, and 29,100 in educational services.

Undoubtedly, there are also tipping points to military immersion which if reached could prove problematic for democratic societies. The sheer magnitude and duration of a mission could create undesired consequences for military professionalism, if training for combat readiness were to suffer excessively. It could also foster a complacency on the part of politicians, causing them to rely too much on the military and defer plans to building up civilian agencies capable of stepping into replace soldiers.

In the next chapter, we explore one area of pronounced neglect: defense readiness. NOTES 1.  Jaskoski (2013) Military Politics & Democracy in the Andes (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press); A. Sotomayor (2014) The Myth of the Democratic Peacemaker: Civil–Military Relations and the United Nations (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press). An earlier work of mine on military missions is the original impetus behind this volume. See D. Pion-Berlin and C. Arceneaux (2000) ‘Decision-Makers or Decision-Takers?

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