Civil–Military Relations in Indonesia and the Philippines

  title={Civil–Military Relations in Indonesia and the Philippines},
  author={Mark Beeson},
  journal={Armed Forces \& Society},
  pages={474 - 490}
  • M. Beeson
  • Published 13 February 2008
  • Political Science, Economics
  • Armed Forces & Society
This article examines civil-military relations in Indonesia and the Philippines in the after-math of the largely unexpected recent coup in Thailand. The central issue it investigates is whether Indonesia and the Philippines may prove equally susceptible to military intervention. The conclusion is that although the potential for coups in the Philippines can never be discounted, Indonesia looks surprisingly stable by contrast. One key cause of this apparent stability, it is argued, is the… 

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