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Coups & army rule in Africa

motivations & constraints

by Samuel Decalo

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Published by Yale University Press in New Haven .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa
    • Subjects:
    • Africa -- Politics and government -- 1960-,
    • Africa -- Armed Forces -- Political activity.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 333-352) and index.

      Other titlesCoups and army rule in Africa.
      StatementSamuel Decalo.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDT30.5 .D39 1990
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxvii, 366 p. :
      Number of Pages366
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2220338M
      ISBN 100300040431, 0300040458
      LC Control Number89049077


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With permanent military rule widespread throughout Africa, it is clearly important to understand the role of the military in this continent.

In Coups and Army Rule in Africa, published inSamuel Decalo examined four lesser-studied French-African states―the Congo, Benin, Uganda, and Togo―to discover what actually happened when military replaced civilian by: With permanent military rule widespread throughout Africa, it is clearly important to understand the role of the military in this continent.

In Coups and Army Rule in Africa, published inSamuel Decalo examined four lesser-studied French-African states—the Congo, Benin, Uganda, and Togo—to discover what actually happened when military replaced civilian rule/5(2). Praetorianism found a particularly fertile ground in post-independence Africa.

The first coup in West Africa occurred on Janu Bywhen the first edition of Coups and Army Rule in Africa was published, twenty of the continent's forty-one states were led by military or civil-military cliques.4/5(1). Coups and Army Rule in Africa: Studies in Military Style (Yale Paperbound; Y) [Decalo, Samuel] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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In Coups and Army Rule in Africa, published inSamuel Decalo examined four lesser-studied French-African states—the Congo, Benin, Uganda, and Togo—to discover what actually happened when military replaced civilian rule. Coups and Army Rule in Africa by Samuel Decalo,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(2).

Military Coups See Beginning of Their End in Africa 10/05/ pm ET Updated A woman walks past a wall with graffiti reading 'Justice for the economic crimes' in Ouagadougou on October 1, Military Coups and Military Régimes in Africa - Volume 11 Issue 1 - Samuel Decalo.

differences can be expected in the nature of military rule.’ However, the socialisation of officers will differ, even given the same stimulus and similar individuals, due to variations of personality. Each officer will accept or reject particular.

With permanent military rule widespread throughout Africa, it is clearly important to understand the role of the military in this continent. In Coups and Army Rule in Africa, published inSamuel Decalo examined four lesser-studied French-African states--the Congo, Benin, Uganda, and Togo--to discover what actually happened when military.

There have been a large number of successful and failed military coups in Nigeria since the country's independence in A military coup is the violent or non-violent overthrow of an existing political regime by the military.

Between and the army held power in Nigeria without interruption apart from a short-lived return to democracy between   However, in addition to analyzing coups and failed coup attempts worldwide from toSingh’s book draws on hundreds of hours of interviews to examine closely seven coup attempts in.

West Africa's largest single state during the 19th century, the Sokoto Caliphate of northern Nigeria moved into the 20th century with its military system intact- the traditional mix of infantry and cavalry.

New powers and technologies however were appearing on the scene. Some cavalry-strong states like the Tukolor, made sporadic attempts to incorporate weapons like artillery but. ISBN: OCLC Number: Target Audience: Pregrado: Description: xvii, p.: mapas ; 22 cm: Other Titles.

Growth of Military StatesAs late as the African image had not been tarnished to any great extent by the incidence of military coups. Indeed, a field study tour conducted in 1 - the year of independence as it has been called - to investigate the place of the armed forces in societies in Africa did not provide the evidence on which to forecast the eventual spate of coups.

Military coups in Africa: Corruption led by politicians had become so extensive that the citizens were willing to substitute democracy for military rule.

The military coup is seen as a way to end the corrupted ways of the leaders. (the case studies) will be collected mainly from books, journals, newspaper articles, magazine articles. Military Coups and Military Regimes in Africa by SAMUEL DECALO* IN the past several years there has been a proliferation of studies on coup d'etats in Africa and the political role of African military structures.

Armies have been analysed in terms of their social and ethnic composi-tion, training, ideology, and socialising influences. Intense. Jerry John Rawlings (born 22 June ) is a former Ghanaian military leader and subsequent politician who ruled the country from to and also for a brief period in He led a military junta untiland then served two terms as the democratically elected President of Ghana.

Rawlings initially came to power in Ghana as a flight lieutenant of the Ghana Air. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xvii, pages: maps ; 22 cm: Other Titles: Coups and army rule in Africa.

We have chosen military rule or military dictatorship as a problem for Africa. Now, why is military rule a problem. Remember, the framework for doing African philosophy of education comprises three steps. One, identifying a problem.

Two, ascertaining what the reasons are for the problem. That is, why the problem exists. Godfrey Mwakikagile has written a very important book about military coups in Africa.

His focus on West Africa only enabled him to provide more details about this disturbing intrusion into politics by soldiers. My own country, Ghana, was one of the first to fall under military rule back in February when Dr.

Kwame Nkrumah was s: 3. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: x, pages: maps ; 21 cm. Contents: Military coups and military regimes in Africa --The army in a Praetorian state: Dahomey --The benevolent general: Military rule in Togo --Revolutionary rhetoric and army cliques in Congo/Brazzaville --The politics of the personalist coup.

ROGER CHARLTON, Coups and Army Rule in Africa: Motivations and constraints, African Affairs, Vol IssueJulyPages –, Book Reviews. Download all figures. Comments. 0 Comments Comments (0) Add comment. Close comment form modal. I agree to the terms and conditions. Africa’s wars since the late nineteenth century can be differentiated in terms of their causal factors and dynamics, spatial scales and locations, temporal scope and duration, composition of perpetrators and combatants, military equipment and engagements deployed, impacts on military.

The purpose of this article is to contribute to the theoretical understanding of African military coups d'etat. We begin by replicating a well-known model (Jackman, ) that purports to identify the structural determinants of coups d'etat within the states of Sub-Saharan Black Africa.

In total, Africa has experienced at least coup attempts since the s with some being successful. African States with the Highest Numbers of Coups The African country topping the list with the most coup attempts is none other than Burkina Faso having gone through ten coup attempts in the past.

The military history of Africa is one of the oldest military histories in the world. Africa is a continent of many regions with diverse populations speaking hundreds of different languages and practicing an array of cultures and differences have also been the source of much conflict since a millennia.

Like the history of Africa, military history on the continent is often. DAKAR, Senegal—In Africa south of the Sahara 18 of the 35 independent states not controlled by white‐minority governments have military rulers: Burundi, the Central African Republic, Chad, the.

Indeed, only 14—around a quarter—of Africa’s 54 countries are yet to experience a military coup. The absence of successful coups doesn’t always guarantee peace though.

The Nigerian coup d'état began on 15 Januarywhen mutinous Nigerian soldiers led by Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu and Emmanuel Ifeajuna killed 22 people including the Prime Minister of Nigeria, many senior politicians, many senior Army officers (including their wives), and sentinels on protective duty.

The coup plotters attacked the cities of Kaduna, Ibadan, and. The purpose of this article is to contribute to the theoretical understanding of African military coups d'etat. We begin by replicating a well-known model (Jackman, ) that.

Military coup in Liberia, led by Master Sergeant Samuel K. Doe, overthrows government led by President William R. Tolbert, ending years of continuous rule by the True Whig Party. Military coup in Guinea Bissau. Successful coup in Suriname by military officers led by Dési Bouterse that resulted in military rule until Coups, especially military coups, appear not to be an exception to the rule in politics in Africa.

They have, in the past, disrupted various democratic processes and often set back the clock of. The military coup of Captain Valentine Strasser was, just like that of Johnny Paul Koroma undemocratic and unacceptable.

But unlike the one of Johnny Paul Koroma, Strasser's coup was welcomed by the people. However, the mili-tary became drunk with power and at the end they even became worse than those they had removed from power. THE IMPACT OF MILITARY COUPS D’ETAT ON WEST AFRICA’S SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT.

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This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you. to military rule Figure Conscription in Africa 34 List of tables in Annex Table 1: Overview of armies’ characteristics 46 Table 2: Militarisation of politics 48 Table 3: African military coups since 50 Table 4: The army and the people - Levels of trust in the army 53 Table 5: The army and the people - Attitudes to military rule 11 hours ago  BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The soldiers in Mali who led the coup that has toppled President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita promised Wednesday to hold fresh elections to return the country to civilian rule.

The African Union’s chequered history with military coups. In the aftermath of the intervention by the military in Zimbabwe that led to yesterday’s resignation of President Robert Mugabe, there was a strong call from Zimbabweans for the African Union (AU) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to not get involved.

The advent of military rule in Nigeria marked a low point of democracy in Africa. Nigeria, after all, was the country that prided itself as Africa’s oasis of democracy. However, the tradition of coups was well established in Africa before the Nigerian Army joined the fray.

In a relatively recent book with a catchy title about the military in the Third World Claude E. Welch, Jr. () discusses an important subject that has occupied the interest of many watchers of the underdeveloped world: the possibility of substituting military coups d™etat as the basic form of change in government.

The findings suggest that arms transfers serve to meet the military's corporate interests and have a long-term direct effect on reducing the likelihood of coups in Africa. However, arms transfers contribute to African regime instability indirectly by enhancing the military's position vis-a-vis civilian institutions in society.together the coup and civil war literatures, which rarely speak to each other, despite the fact that coups and insurgencies represent alterna-tive antiregime technologies that have been highly prevalent in Africa’s postcolonial history Second, the article highlights the strategic logic of ethnic exclusion.Moreover, the military coup is today almost exclusively an African phenomenon.

Once frequent and widespread in the global South, since the mid-I98os successful military coups d'itat have become relatively rare in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, and Asia; whereas between and SSA experienced 21 successful.