Military Entrepreneurs: Patterns In Latin America

Title:
Military Entrepreneurs: Patterns In Latin America
Authors:
Mani, Kristina
Abstract:
Despite the recent shift to democratic regimes and market-based economies, in many Latin American countries the military retains important economic roles as owner, manager, and stakeholder in economic enterprises. Such military entrepreneurship poses a challenge to the development of democratic civil-military relations and, by extension, to the development of liberal democracy in the region. While scholars have noted this situation with concern, they have given little attention to distinguishing the different types of military entrepreneurship, which reflect distinct historical patterns and implications. This article identifies two major types of military entrepreneurs in Latin America: industrializers, determined to build national defense capabilities and compete for international prestige; and nation builders, seeking to promote economic development that can foster social development and cohesion. Case studies of Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, and Ecuador demonstrate important differences between these two types in their origins, paths, and political consequences.
Citation:
Mani, Kristina. Fall 2011. "Military Entrepreneurs: Patterns In Latin America." Latin American Politics And Society 53(3): 25-55.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
DATE ISSUED:
2011
Department:
Politics
Type:
article
PUBLISHED VERSION:
10.1111/j.1548-2456.2011.00124.x
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/11282/310133

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMani, Kristinaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-23T16:26:13Zen
dc.date.available2013-12-23T16:26:13Zen
dc.date.issued2011en
dc.identifier.citationMani, Kristina. Fall 2011. "Military Entrepreneurs: Patterns In Latin America." Latin American Politics And Society 53(3): 25-55.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1531-426Xen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11282/310133en
dc.description.abstractDespite the recent shift to democratic regimes and market-based economies, in many Latin American countries the military retains important economic roles as owner, manager, and stakeholder in economic enterprises. Such military entrepreneurship poses a challenge to the development of democratic civil-military relations and, by extension, to the development of liberal democracy in the region. While scholars have noted this situation with concern, they have given little attention to distinguishing the different types of military entrepreneurship, which reflect distinct historical patterns and implications. This article identifies two major types of military entrepreneurs in Latin America: industrializers, determined to build national defense capabilities and compete for international prestige; and nation builders, seeking to promote economic development that can foster social development and cohesion. Case studies of Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, and Ecuador demonstrate important differences between these two types in their origins, paths, and political consequences.en_US
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1548-2456.2011.00124.xen
dc.subject.departmentPoliticsen_US
dc.titleMilitary Entrepreneurs: Patterns In Latin Americaen_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.identifier.journalLatin American Politics And Societyen_US
dc.identifier.volume53en_US
dc.identifier.issue3en_US
dc.identifier.startpage25en_US
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