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Chapter 9

Chapter 9: Soldiers and Politics

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McGill University
Political Science
POLI 227
Rex J Brynen

Chapter 9 Soldiers and Politics Military intervention is less prevalent in Asia Indirect military dominance is more common in the Middle East The Causes of Military Intervention The Nature of Armed ForcesMilitary training should focus on external threats in order to keep the military out of politics In many developing countries the military is trained to prepare for internal warfareCivilian control over the military is likely to be strongest when the country faces a high external threat and allow internal thread The Nature of Civil SocietyThe militarys propensity to intervene in politics is less a function of its own capabilities than a consequence of the weakness of civilian political institutionsA nations propensity for military intervention reflects 1 The strength of its political institutions2 The values of its political culture 3 Its level of economic developmentElite values and behaviour also play a big role Progressive Soldiers and Military Conservatives Military regimes have c
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