Coups, Rivals, and the Modern State

Coups, Rivals, and the Modern State

Why Rural Coalitions Matter in Sub-Saharan Africa

Cambridge University Press






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Introduction; Part I. Setting the Stage: 1. A new theory of coalition politics; 2. Patterns of rule in Africa; 3. Rural alliances and coup risk: testing the theory; Part II. Forging Coalitions: 4. Alienating rural allies - Kwame Nkrumah 1947-1957; 5. Aligning with regional foes - Felix Houphouet-Boigny 1945-1960; Part III. Consolidating Power: 6. An urban strategy unravels - Kwame Nkrumah 1957-1966; 7. A rural strategy builds a nation - Felix Houphouet-Boigny 1960-1980; Part IV. Reversal of Fortune: 8. Reviving the state - J. J. Rawlings 1979-1999; 9. Losing the periphery - Henri Konan Bedie 1980-1999; 10. Structure not strategy? Examining alternative explanations; Conclusion.
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