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African Military History and Politics : Coups and Ideological Incursions, 1900-Present

African Military History and Politics : Coups and Ideological Incursions, 1900-Present - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0312240394

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ISBN13: 978-0312240394
ISBN10: 0312240392
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 01
Publisher: Palgrave
Published: 2001
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African Military History and Politics : Coups and Ideological Incursions, 1900-Present - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0312240394

A. Assensoh and Yvette Alex-Assensoh

ISBN13: 978-0312240394
ISBN10: 0312240392
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 01
Publisher: Palgrave

Published: 2001
International: No
Summary

This book shows how Africa's former colonial powers--including Great Britain, France, Portugal, and Spain--trained members and leaders of colonial Armed Forces to be politically nonpartisan. Yet, the modern-day Armed Forces have become so politicized that many countries are today ruled or have already been ruled by military dictators through coups d'etat, occasionally for good reasons as the book points out. This book traces the historical and political evolution of these events and what bodes for Africa, where the unending military incursions into partisan politics are concerned.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Professor Richard W. Hull of New York University
Introduction --Okey Onyejekwe of Ohio State University
Preface

Africa's Recent Colonial Past, 1900s-1960s
Africa's Armed Forces in Retrospect: The History of the Colonial and Post-Colonial Forces
Corrupt and Dictatorial Tendencies: The Tacit Invitation for Military Intervention
Military Leaders-Turned Civilian Rulers
Military Presence in African Politics: Stability or Instability?
African Coups Galore: Foreign and Ideological Influences
African Coups in Political and Theoretical Contexts

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