Analysis: The Mexican Army Exception. From formal, post-revolutionary political dominance, to informal influence in politics.
“The existing literature on the army in Mexican politics has developed a rather too facile explanation of civilianization, a process that made Mexico the exception in Latin America, with no military governments or coups since 1945.” – Aaron W. Navarro (2010, p. 8) According to Robert Putman (1967) the intervention of armed forces in politics… Read more
Book review: The Logic of Political Survival, by Bueno de Mesquita, Alastair Smith, Randolph M. Siverson, and James D. Morrow, 2003 (550 pages).
“This belief in the desire to hold power leads us to theorize about the interdependence between institutions of governance and questions related to political survival, a topic that has received limited attention in the literature on political institutions” – Bruce Bueno de Mesquita et al. (2005, p. 16) One of the questions to which this… Read more
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