Military rule and the problem of legitimacy peru, 1968-1975 and argentina, 1976-1983 by guillermo benito balmaseda, bs report presented to the faculty of the graduate school of the university of texas at austin in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree. Ing with a state that is failed or failing and military intervention is required to restore order and support or even create a functioning government8 stability doctrine is even more proscriptive when it comes to legitimacy one finds little or no discussion of whether a lack of legitimacy contributed to the state's. And the proposed constitution, critics say, would weaken the role of elected officials and extend the military's influence for years to come the vote will be the first major test of the military's standing with the public, as much a referendum on the legitimacy of military rule as on the draft constitution but no. National and international legitimacy of governments i introduction when the security council adopted resolutions 1970 (2011) and 1973 (2011) authorizing the un member states' military intervention in libya, the global condemnation of the libyan regime was almost unanimous the fact that the government of. A political set-up devoid of legitimacy invites military coups in a politically unstable country like pakistan, when the government's legitimacy is lost or challenged, a military coup becomes a real possibility — this is clearly exemplified by the two previous military coups general ziaul haq staged the 1977.
Most of us will immediately reach out to the democratic answer that the legitimacy of a government is granted by the consent of the people in some form pinochet's military government implemented economic liberalization policies that produced what has been described as the “miracle of chile” where the. In determining the political legitimacy of a system of rule and government, the term proper—political legitimacy—is philosophically an essentially contested concept that facilitates understanding the different applications and interpretations of abstract, qualitative, and evaluative. Consequently, the military that was initially regarded as the protector of the emperor or the praetorian guards suddenly took over power from this moment onward military praetorians became associated with the overthrow of legitimate ' and elected government  although, the military institution is an important institution in.
Legitimacy and military intervention in a democracy civilian government as a public good by daniel sutter abstract i examine the role legitimacy plays in the establishment and maintenance of democratic regimes, specifically how people's legitimacy preferences affect a military coup d'etat in a mature. Already existed barnes, rudolph 2009 the rule of law and civil affairs in the battle for legitimacy military legitimacy and leadership journal 90 (871): 2-53 annotation: this is a very helpful article on creating legitimacy in post-conflict states and how the wars in iraq and afghanistan have consisted of largely political. Since the 1990s, military dictatorships have become less common reasons for this include the fact that military dictatorships no longer have much international legitimacy, as well as the fact that many militaries having unsuccessfully ruled many nations are now inclined not to become involved in political disputes.
Performance and legitimacy in nigeria's new democracy nigeria's 1999 transition to civilian government culminated a long, turbulent period of military rule and failed democratic experiments at the time of the political handover, many nigerians expressed hopes for a “democracy dividend” that would expand political. Political legitimacy in algeria, there is a political army in this sense, since the army itself appoints the president and the members of the government the army also intervenes in the political domain, under the supervision of a special service, the securite militaire (military security), which is under the control.
Overseas religious and cultural conflicts are the most obvious threats to the legitimacy of us military forces, while in the us civil-military issues are more subtle but nevertheless real that is because the us military is an authoritarian regime within a democratic society, and its communal values—such as concepts of duty and. This is the reason why legitimacy/ political legitimacy remain an important features of a government a legitimate government comes to power through the consent of the people by voting it in many people believe that legitimacy cannot be found in a coercive government (military government) however, the.
Military juntas with autocratic agendas do not promise elections to cede power instead, they fabricate an appearance of democratic change in order to avoid it more specifically, by allowing civilian governments to come to the fore, they hope to legitimise their now indirect, but continuing, rule. Now, three years on, the government is seeking a mandate at the ballot box why , after 48 years of autocratic misrule, are burma's military rulers holding elections advertisement one thing is clear: the junta is less interested in establishing a true democracy than in making a bid for international legitimacy.
In international law, territory is considered occupied when it is actually under the authority of hostile armed forces the necessity for military government arises from the failure or inability of the legitimate government to exercise its functions it is immaterial whether or not the government over an enemy's territory consists of a. Legitimacy of a civil government is identified as one of the reasons why many coups occur and subsequently military governments enjoy legitimacy30 nordlinger, in particular, thinks that legitimacy of a pre-coup civil government is critically important in determining the legitimacy/illegitimacy of a post-coup military regime31. You are correct, in most countries, the military falls under the president in terms of legitimate authority so the military can take over the government in only one way : illegally, by force a military commander decides that the government is cor. Brazilians by this time most were terrified of the repressive capabilities of the military's torturers they were, however, beginning to feel the effects of the economic miracle which actually gave the government an edge of legitimacy furthermore, brazil was about to win the world cup in soccer for the third.
Directed against regressions in the process of democratization such re- gressions may be coups d'état against legitimate governments how- ever, they may also concern setbacks, which are not accompanied by military force, such as the steady dismantling of the rule of law this prohibition of regressions in the process of. Despite thailand's long history of military domination, the military has learned from anti-military mass uprisings in 1973 and 1992 that it cannot hope to govern by repressive means alone by analysing the ncpo's legitimation strategy, a better understanding of contemporary military rule in the thai context can be gained. The legitimacy of egypt's military-backed government is being put to the test as the country votes on a new constitution after years of political turmoil. Capabilities, missions and roles needed to carry them out in the challenging environments of contemporary conflict introduction establishing the rule of law and legitimate governance is the strategic political objective of us counterinsurgency operations (coin) in afghanistan and iraq, and civil affairs is the primary military.