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Civil-Military Relations in Colombia: A Workable Relationship or a Case for Fundamental Reform?

Cynthia A. Watson
Third World Quarterly
Vol. 21, No. 3 (Jun., 2000), pp. 529-548
Published by: Taylor & Francis, Ltd.
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3993337
Page Count: 20
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Civil-Military Relations in Colombia: A Workable Relationship or a Case for Fundamental Reform?
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Abstract

One of the least explored aspects of the current situation in Colombia is civil-military relations. Long an anomaly in Latin America, Colombia has virtually no history of military governments yet is a place of serious turmoil. This article argues that the lack of government legitimacy means that the armed forces have no real patria to defend and outside assistance is not going to change that. Instead, civil-military tensions and violence are likely to grow.

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