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Author Harkness, Kristen A., author

Title When soldiers rebel : ethnic armies and political instability in Africa / Kristen A. Harkness
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2018
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Contents Ethnicity, military patronage, and soldier rebellion -- Statistical tests: ethnic armies and the coup d'├ętat -- Building ethnic armies: Cameroon and Sierra Leone -- Creating inclusive armies: Senegal and Ghana -- Dismantling ethnic armies: African militaries and democratization
Summary Soldiers rebel when leaders attempt to build or dismantle ethnic armies, posing a deep challenge to contemporary democratization efforts
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed August 30, 2018)
Subject Ethnic conflict -- Political aspects -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Political stability -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Africa South of the Sahara -- Armed Forces -- Political aspects.
Africa South of the Sahara -- Ethnic relations -- Political aspects.
Africa South of the Sahara -- Politics and government -- 1960-
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1108527485 (electronic bk.)
9781108527484 (electronic bk.)