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After Military Rule in Europe: Spain, Portugal, and Greece

Zoltan Barany

in The Soldier and the Changing State: Building Democratic Armies in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691137681
eISBN:
9781400845491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691137681.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the cases of Spain and Portugal. After decades of authoritarianism, placing the Spanish military under civilian control proved to be a relatively straightforward and brief ... More


The Innovation Imperative: Spain'S Military Transformation and NEC

Antonio Marquina and Gustavo Díaz

in A Transformation Gap?: American Innovations and European Military Change

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763776
eISBN:
9780804781800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763776.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter investigates the development and transformation of the Spanish armed forces since Spain's entry into North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Its purpose is to allow for observations ... More


The Enemy Within

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/9780190626013.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

The armed forces serve as the iron fist of some dictatorships. For several reasons, a military whose primary mission is fighting the political enemy within is in a poor position to serve as a ... More


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