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Lecture 4

Jan. 31st, 2012 - Lecture 4 - some spelling mistakes here and there and a weird configuration...sorry!

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Department
Political Science
Course
POLB91H3
Professor
R Rice
Semester
Winter

Description
POLB91Military Intervention and SecurityICauses of Military InterventionIIThe Military in PowerIIIBringing Dictators to JusticeIVCrime Violence and InsecurityCases of Military InterventionCoup dEtatStrike of the State or a military takeover of powerDifferent schools of thoughtaThe Nature of the Armed Forces explains the frequency and the nature of military intervention based on the internal characteristics of the military itself training background of the officers etc Further arguments from this school of thought includei Origins Offices of humble origins are more likely to intervene in politics onbehalf of the interests of the populaceii Training Offices whose training focuses on internal rather than external threats are more likely to intervene in politicsiii Civic Action Military personnel who participate in local development initiatives are more likely to intervene in politicsbThe Nature of Civilian Regimes argues that military intervention is more likely in weak political systems that are characterized by instability Further arguments from this school of thought includei Political Institutions When civilian governments enjoy widespread supportand there are effective channels of social representationmilitary intervention is unlikelyii Political Culture Societies which believe that democracy should be the onlygame in town are less likely to support military coupsiii Level of Development Poorer countries are more likely to suffer from military takeovers revolution etc Economic development is correlated to military coups The following describes each situation and the correlationGNP per capita500successful coup attempts lower
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