Accession Number : ADA309261

Title :   Military and Democracy in Ecuador: A Healthy Combination?

Descriptive Note : Strategy research project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Pena, Jorge A.

PDF Url : ADA309261

Report Date : 30 MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : Democracy when applied correctly, is undoubtedly the best to conduct a nation's destiny. But in a country like Ecuador, democracy has been used as an instrument for the abuse of power, to the point that its credibility and stability do not seem as something attainable and, therefore, its very existence is in danger. In this context, the Ecuadorean Armed Forces have taken the responsibility to support democracy regardless of its failures. This study shows the way this role has been executed, leaving the military institution as the most reliable in the country.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), *DEMOCRACY, *MILITARY GOVERNMENT, *ECUADOR, POLITICAL SCIENCE, LEADERSHIP, GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), INTERVENTION, POLITICAL REVOLUTION, PARTICIPATIVE MANAGEMENT, ELECTIONS.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE