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Mayan Soldier-Citizens: Ethnic Pride in the Guatemalan Military, 1925–1945

David Carey

in Military Struggle and Identity Formation in Latin America: Race, Nation, and Community During the Liberal Period

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034874
eISBN:
9780813038438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034874.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The relationship between the Maya and the military had been an uneasy one since the 1870s when Liberal leaders began expanding the size of the army and the role of the militias. Since militias were ... More


Meritocracy and Nepotism

Ozan O. Varol

in The Democratic Coup d'État

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190626013
eISBN:
9780190626051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190626013.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

Some militaries value merit over accidents of birth. Advancement in these militaries is based largely on accomplishment, not nepotism. In a dictatorship, a merit-based system of military advancement ... More


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