MILITARY EXPENDITURES AND THE ARMED FORCES ACTIONS IN SOUTH AMERICA: AN APPRECIATION ABOUT THE REGIONAL DEFENSE CONVERGENCE

Graciela De Conti Pagliari

Abstract


It is investigated the approximation in defense and security in South America. The hypothesis tested considers that these countries just tend an approximation whereby the costs are less linked to a changing in their individual policies. In this way, they propose just a superficial consensus rather than incorporate joint policies. Therefore, the analysis focuses on the confidence measures in relation to the military expenditures adopted since the SADC foundation, as well as the military forces functions to verify if – in that instance – the measures served to empower the convergences in defense, and – in the case of these – if, in the face of the highlighted common defense problems, the attributions have converged.


Keywords


South America; South American Defense Council; security and defense.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.22456/2238-6912.87985

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