Revista Brasileira de Ciências Sociais
Print version ISSN 0102-6909
MATHIAS, Suzeley and GUZZI, Andre. The armed forces in Brazilian's constitutions: as forças armadas nas constituições nacionais. Rev. bras. ciênc. soc. [online]. 2010, vol.5Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0102-6909.
This article discusses the differences between the function, the mission and the role of the Armed Forces across the different Brazilian Constitutions: from the "Imperial Constitution" of 1824 to the so-called "Citizen Constitution" of 1988. The hypothesis presented here is that military autonomy has been maintained by law, which makes it difficult to promote the military subordination necessary to consolidate Brazil's democratic regime.
Keywords : Brazil; Legislation; Armed Forces; Constitution; Autonomy; Democracy.