GLOBAL CAPITALISM, DEMOCRACY, AND CIVIL-MILITARY RELATIONS IN COLOMBIA

GLOBAL CAPITALISM, DEMOCRACY, AND CIVIL-MILITARY RELATIONS IN COLOMBIA

Explores the connections between globalization and democratization in Columbia. Through the lens of global capitalism theory, William Avilés examines democratization and civil- military relations in Colombia to explain how social and international forces led to the ostensibly contradictory outcome of democratic and economic reform coinciding with political repression. Focusing on the administrations in power from 1990 to the present, Avilés argues that the reduction in the institutional powers of the military within the state reflected changes in the structure of the global economy, the emergence of globalizing technocrats and politicians, and shifts in U.S. foreign policy strategies toward democracy promotion. These same factors explain Colombia’s establishment of a low-intensity democracy a structure of elite rule in which the strategies of coercion (state and para-state repression) and consensus (competitive elections, civilian control over the military) maintain control and legitimacy. In the age of capitalist globalization, a low-intensity democracy is most.
Editora: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
ISBN: 0791467007
ISBN13: 9780791467008
Edição: 1ª Edição - 2007
Número de Páginas: 192
Acabamento: PAPERBACK
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