When Soldiers Rebel

When Soldiers Rebel

Ethnic Armies and Political Instability in Africa

Harkness, Kristen A. (University of St Andrews, Scotland)

Cambridge University Press






15 a 20 dias

This book is intended for academics studying African politics, ethnic conflict, democratization, and civil-military relations. Focusing on the military, it contributes important mechanisms for understanding when and why ethnic groups rebel. Comparative case studies include Benin, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sierra Leone.
Introduction; 1. Ethnicity, military patronage, and soldier rebellion; 2. Statistical tests: ethnic armies and the coup d'etat; 3. Building ethnic armies: Cameroon and Sierra Leone; 4. Creating inclusive armies: Senegal and Ghana; 5. Dismantling ethnic armies: African militaries and democratization; Conclusion; Appendix A. Preindependence ethnic violence and ethnic politicization; Appendix B. Military coup data; Appendix C. Ethnicity and the military data; Appendix D. Supplementary material for regression analysis.
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