RC44 - Military's Role in Democratization

Chair

Steven Ratuva, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
steven.ratuva@canterbury.ac.nz


Vice-Chair

Sarp Şamil Dağçınar, İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University, Turkey
sarpdagcinar@gmail.com


Secretary

Radomir Compel, University of Nagasaki, Japan
cmplrad@nagasaki-u.ac.jp

 

Officers

Marlene Denice Elwell, marlene_elwell@yahoo.com

Miroslav Mareš, mmares@fss.muni.cz

Sergio Aguilar, sergioaguilar@marilia.unesp.br

Athansios Hristoulas, ahristou@itam.mx

Katarzyna Krzywicka, katarzynakrzywicka@yahoo.es

Julien Morency-LaFlamme, julien.morency.laflamme@umontreal.ca

 

Background

Recognised as study group in 1988; granted research committee status in 1999.

 

Objectives

Examines the processes, content and consequences of military interventions in the political systems of third world countries. Military interventions have been a characteristic feature of these countries over the last 30 years or so. In the mid 1980s there was general public revulsion against the culture of military rule, particularly in Latin America.

All these developments created an intellectual sphere which necessitated research in order to examine these processes of democratisation and their consequences. The political economy of military regimes, crisis in civil military relations and the role of military in nascent democracies have also been incorporated as areas of research.

 

Website

https://sites.google.com/site/ipsarc44/