J. Mark Ruhl

J. Mark Ruhl is the Glenn and Mary Todd Professor of Political Science at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He has written extensively on democratization and civil-military relations in Latin America.

April 2010, Volume 21, Issue 2

Trouble in Central America: Honduras Unravels

A Central American military once again returned to the political center stage in 2009, but this had less to do with power-hungry generals than with warring civilian elites whose respect for liberal-democratic principles proved to be questionable at best.

July 2004, Volume 15, Issue 3

Curbing Central America’s Militaries

Since the end of the Cold War, Central America has seen a regionwide diminution of military influence that bodes well for democratic governance and healthier civil-military relations.