Lecture 1 Notes: Ethnic Social Conflicts
Suggestion for paper at end: which mechanisms are operating in empirical cases and
why they developed and work in one case but not in another?
Norms: Rule that makes some things unthinkable. 7 days in May 1
Lecture 2 Notes: Civil-Military Relations
B. Huntington, Samuel, Reforming Civil-Military Relations, in Civil-Military
Relationsand Democracy, Larry Diamond and Marc Plattner, eds. (Baltimore, MD:
JohnHopkins University Press, 1996), pp. 3-11. ISBN: 08018
Lecture 4 Notes: Soviet Union Standings
Western scholars long viewed military as successfully Marxist apolitical. Actually,
conflict and mistrust, not static. Hegemonial system=single party, rationale for
mobilization, centralized integrated, a
Lecture 7 Notes: Technological Innovation
Week 8 Reading Summaries
A. Loveman, Brian, Protected Democracies: Antipolitics and the Political Transitions in Latin
America, in Loveman, Brian and Thomas Davies, Jr., eds., The Politics of Anti-Politics:
Lecture 5 Notes: Military Interventions
A. Meyer, Stephen, How the Threat (and the coup) Collapsed: The Politicization of the Soviet
Military, International Security Vol. 16 (3) (Winter 1991/92): pp. 5-38.
Politicization of the Soviet military in the 80s
Lecture 8 Notes: Ottoman Empire History
Week 9 Reading Summaries
Rizvi, Hasan-Askari, "The Military and Politics in Pakistan," Journal of Asian and
AfricanStudies 26 (1991): 27-42.
Transition from Zies regime to Benazir Bhutto. Brief history of Pakistan c
Lecture 3 Notes: U.S Standings
Janowitz: The military should look like the society.
Military was a bastion of aristocracy in west and changed everywhere but Britain
for reasons of efficiency.
Lecture 9 Notes: Control Mechanisms
Debate between Johnson Slater and McGowan 1984. APSR 78: 622-640. and Robert
Jackman who had done previous statistical work on African coups (1978 APSR),
joined by Rosemary OKane (Business Journal of Political Science 1
Lecture 6 Notes: Latin American Standings
A. Sigmund, Paul, "Approaches to the Study of the Military in Latin America,"
ComparativePolitics 26 (1993): 111-122.
Very good review article. Outlines major strands of thought on Latin America and