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Author Wager, Stephen J

Title The awakening : the Zapatista revolt and its implications for civil-military relations and the future of Mexico / Stephen J. Wager and Donald E. Schulz
Published Carlisle Barracks, PA : Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, [1994]


Description 1 online resource (vii, 33 pages)
Summary Drs. Stephen Wager and Donald Schulz examine the causes, nature and implications of the Zapatista uprising, emphasizing in particular its impact on Mexican civil-military relations. They argue that, together with the onset of democratization, the Chiapas rebellion has strained these relations and led to a certain mutual distancing between the Mexican army and government. Interestingly enough, however, they argue that this may actually be a good thing since it means that the military is becoming a more politically neutral institution and will likely be more open to the idea of an opposition electoral victory than in the past. Of more immediate importance, Wager and Schulz note that there has been little progress toward resolving the rebellion, and that as long as this is so fighting could very well break out anew, with disastrous results. They therefore urge the incoming Zedillo administration to move quickly to "bring the Zapatistas in from the cold" by co-opting them and their supporters both economically and politically. This means fulfilling not only the socioeconomic promises that have been made by the government, but reforming state and local political power structures to assure the rule of law and the access of those who have been shut out of the system. They further argue that the process of national political reform should be broadened and deepened, since without democratization on the national level any other gains that might be made would probably be ephemeral
Notes Title from title screen
"December 30, 1994."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (Mexico)
SUBJECT Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (Mexico) fast (OCoLC)fst00699014
Subject National security -- Mexico
Civil-military relations -- Mexico
Insurgency -- Mexico
Guerrilla warfare -- Mexico
Armed Forces -- Political activity.
Civil-military relations.
Guerrilla warfare.
National security.
Politics and government
Civil-military relations -- Mexico.
SUBJECT Chiapas (Mexico) -- History -- Peasant Uprising, 1994-
Mexico -- Politics and government -- 1988-
Mexico -- Armed Forces -- Political activity
Subject Mexico.
Mexico -- Chiapas.
Chiapas (Mexico) -- History -- Peasant Uprising, 1994-
Mexico -- Politics and government -- 1988-2000.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Schulz, Donald E., 1942-
Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute.