Despite Insurgency: Reducing Military Prerogatives in Colombia and Peru

  title={Despite Insurgency: Reducing Military Prerogatives in Colombia and Peru},
  author={William Avil{\'e}s},
  journal={Latin American Politics and Society},
  pages={57 - 85}
  • W. Avilés
  • Published 1 March 2009
  • Political Science
  • Latin American Politics and Society
Abstract Colombia and Peru made significant progress in reducing the institutional prerogatives of their respective militaries in the 1990s and 2000s while reforming their economies in a neoliberal direction. They accomplished this despite internal armed threats to state authority and stability. The end of the Cold War, U.S. promotion of “market democracies,” and the international centrality of free markets and formal democratic governance coincided with the rise to power in Peru and Colombia… 
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