Carlos Guevara Mann is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Nevada Reno. He holds a Master’s degree from Ohio University and a PhD from the University of Notre Dame. A native of Panama, he served as an Assistant to his country’s Foreign Minister before initiating his academic career. His book on the political behavior of the members of Panama’s congress is under contract to Notre Dame Press. Dr. Guevara Mann is a regular columnist for the Panamanian press and a consultant for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the world’s largest relief agency.
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Carlos Guevara Mann argues that Panamanian militarism, a consequence of the breakdown of legitimacy that occurred in the early nineteenth century, is more a manifestation of a deeply-rooted political tradition than an isolated phenomenon of the late twentieth century. He examines the variable US policy approach to domestic stability with the overall context of US hegemony in the isthmus and its shaping of Panamanian militarism.Focusing