Coups from Below : Armed Subalterns and State Power in West Africa

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Coups from Below represents the first major effort at studying coups carried out by the lumpen section or the subalterns of the armed forces of African states. No previous study has attempted to examine coup making by those in the bottom ranks of the military as a distinct pattern of intervention in African studies. Kandeh examines this pattern as broadly symptomatic of state failure, especially the inability of political leaders to institutionalize power, eradicate mass poverty and promote socioeconomic development.
Coups from Below represents the first major effort at studying coups carried out by the lumpen section or the subalterns of the armed forces of African states. No previous study has attempted to examine coup making by those in the bottom ranks of the military as a distinct pattern of intervention in African studies. Kandeh examines this pattern as broadly symptomatic of state failure, especially the inability of political leaders to institutionalize power, eradicate mass poverty and promote socioeconomic development.
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Product Details

Author(s):Kandeh, J. 

Format: Hardback | 255pages

Dimensions: 216 mm x 140 mm x  | 490 gr

Publication Date: 20041127

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US

Language: English

ISBN 10: 

ISBN 13: 9781403967152