Eroding Military Influence in Brazil: Politicians Against Soldiers (Hardback)Wendy Hunter (author)
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Many observers expected Brazil's fledgling democracy to remain under the firm direction of the military, which had tightly controlled the transition from authoritarian to civilian rule. Hunter carefully refutes this conventional wisdom by demonstrating the ability of even a weak democratic regime to expand its autonomy relative to a once-powerful military, thanks to the electoral incentives that motivate civilian politicians. Based on interviews with key participants and on extensive archival research, Hunter's analysis of developments in Brazil suggests a more optimistic view of the future of civilian democratic rule in Latin America.
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Number of pages: 260
Dimensions: 235 x 156 mm
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