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Author Ou├ędraogo, Emile, author

Title Advancing military professionalism in Africa / by Emile Ou├ędraogo
Published Washington, D.C. : Africa Center for Strategic Studies, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (iii, 55 pages) : color illustrations
Series Africa Center for Strategic Studies research paper, 2164-4101 ; no. 6
Africa Center for Strategic Studies research paper ; no. 6. 2164-4101
Contents Executive summary -- A litany of challenges for African militaries -- Principles of military professionalism -- Obstacles to military professionalism in Africa -- Priorities for building professional African militaries -- Conclusion -- Notes -- About the author
Summary Concerns over weak military professionalism are a common thread woven through assessments of security contexts in Africa. Militaries collapsing in the face of irregular forces, corruption that hollows out otherwise robust forces, and politicized military leadership are among the regular storylines that emerge from Africa's conflicts and crises. Such outcomes are not inevitable, however. By resolving ambiguities in the mission and oversight of the military as well as common adversarial relationships between soldiers and citizens, some African states have demonstrated commendable, and replicable, progress in overcoming the political and economic disincentives to professionalism that encumber many African security services
Notes "A research paper from the Africa Center for Strategic Studies"--PDF cover page
"July 2014."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 48-52)
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (ACSS, viewed Jan. 13, 2017)
Subject Civil supremacy over the military -- Africa
Civil-military relations -- Africa
Military ethics -- Africa
Sociology, Military -- Africa
Armed Forces -- Political activity.
Armed Forces.
Civil supremacy over the military.
Civil-military relations.
Military ethics.
Sociology, Military.
Africa -- Armed Forces -- Political activity
Africa -- Armed Forces
Form Electronic book
Author National Defense University. Africa Center for Strategic Studies, issuing body