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Militarist Peace in South America

Conditions for War and Peace

Authors: Martín, F.

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Martin derives several realist and liberal propositions on the causes of war and peace and tests them, utilizing evidence from the peace in South America, as well as developing and discussing the "Militarist Peace" hypothesis.

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Félix E. Martín is Assistant Professor in the department of International Relations at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. His articles and book chapters on the politics of economics of South America have been published in Brazil, France, Mexico, and Spain. He co-edited Latin America's Quest for Globalization: The Role of Spanish Firms (2005).

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"A coherent, strong and well-organized [book] that will make a significant contribution to the literature." - Pablo Toral, Department of Political Science, Beloit College

"Highly original and stimulating...of superb intellectual quality." - Carlos Seiglie, Department of Economics, Rutgers University"This study confounds popular assumptions and accounts for a surprising phenomenon that cannot be explained by standard international relations theories. It shows clearly that in the region where instability and military regimes have been prevalent, wars between countries do not occur. Peace between states endures, perversely, not despite militarism but because of it. Powerful evidence, fascinating analysis, and a conclusion that theorists of the causes of war cannot ignore." - Richard Betts, Director, Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, Columbia University

"This is an important addition to the growing literature on war in Latin America. Better than anyone, Martín has engaged in a thorough review of how Latin America confirms or refutes international relations theory. As such, the book will be critical reading for not only those working on the continent, but for students of war in general. Martín's emphasis on the critical role of military socialization makes a great deal of sense and places the actions and proclivities of Latin American soldiers in a new light." - Miguel Angel Centeno, Princeton University"We think of democracies as the club of nations that never fight wars against each other. Yet South America's states, including many military dictatorships, have not fought a major war among themselves since 1935. Félix Martín's Militarist Peace in South America advances the innovative argument that the continent's militaries came to adopt a transnational professional ethos that underpinned this unequaled peace. This stimulating challenge to conventional wisdom deserves to be read and debated widely." - Jack Snyder, Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Relations, Columbia University"Written in a formal academic style and with heavy documentation, the work makes contributions to both international relations theory and Latin American studies. It belongs in most university and college collections." - J.A. Rhodes, Luther College, Choice Magazine


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Militarist Peace in South America
Book Subtitle
Conditions for War and Peace
Authors
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4039-8358-9
DOI
10.1057/9781403983589
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-7312-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-53436-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 255
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