Military Foundations of Panamanian Politics

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Transaction Publishers, 1998 - Political Science - 233 pages
This is a comprehensive examination of the evolution of the politicization of the Panamanian military and the legacy of this transformation in modern Panamanian politics. It addresses the fundamental role that the Panamanian military played in influencing and molding the modern-day Panamanian political system--structurally, legally, and constitutionally--and chronicles the corporate and political growth of the Panamanian military, filtering its analysis through civil-military theory, to achieve its two primary goals.
 

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Contents

Panamanian Military Politics in Comparative Perspective
1
The Political Growth of the Panamanian Military and the Role of the United States
23
The Praetorianization of the Military
55
The Militarization of Panamanian Politics 19681976
71
The Legitimization of the Regime The Creation of the Partido Revolucionario Democrático 19781981
127
The PRD and Panamanian Politics under Noriega To the Abyss and Back
155
A Decade of Change Democratic Consolidation and Uncertainty 19901999
181
The Military Legacy the Canal and Democratic Panama
201
Appendix
211
Bibliography
217
Index
231
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