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Determinants of the Attempting and Outcome of Coups d’état
Previous studies have attested to leaders “coup-proofing” their regimes by reducing the ability or disposition of their armies to seek their removal. The following article tests the utility of theseExpand
Global instances of coups from 1950 to 2010: A new dataset
Once considered a ‘hot topic’ among scholars, research on coups d’état has waned in recent years. This decline is surprising given that 7 coups have happened between January 2008 and December 2010,Expand
Coup d’état or Coup d'Autocracy? How Coups Impact Democratization, 1950–2008
This paper considers how coups impact democratization. Current research focuses on coups as a threat to consolidated and fledgling democracies. Policymakers have adapted to this viewpoint by treatingExpand
Stylistic Registers in Juvenal
Juvenal is commonly said to have adopted the grand or high style. In this paper it is argued that statements to this effect are misleading. Over-schematic contrasts between Juvenal and Horace areExpand
Trading coups for civil war
This paper investigates civil conflict as a product of the survival strategies of African leaders. Specifically, the paper offers a theory of risk substitution that predicts coup-fearing leaders willExpand
Trading Coups for Civil War: The Strategic Logic of Tolerating Rebellion
This paper investigates civil conflict as a product of the survival strategies of African leaders. Specifically, the paper offers a theory of risk substitution that predicts coup-fearing leaders willExpand
Economic interdependence and post-coup democratization
ABSTRACT Despite being traditionally seen as the largest threat to democratization, coups have recently been argued to provide a window of opportunity for a democratic transition. Central toExpand
An assessment of the ‘democratic’ coup theory
The Egyptian military's unconstitutional removal of President Mohamed Morsi has reignited a debate regarding the theory of the ‘democratic coup’. Though coups are almost invariably condemned, manyExpand
Even Generals Need Friends: How Domestic and International Reactions to Coups Influence Regime Survival
Signals from domestic and international actors have been shown to influence the likelihood of coups. Coups remain difficult to predict and consequently leave policy makers in a reactive stance, butExpand
Regime Vulnerability and the Diversionary Threat of Force
Diversionary theory of conflict has largely been focused on democracies, specifically the United States and Great Britain. Attempts to explain the diversionary tendencies of non-democracies have notExpand
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