Combating Coups d’état in Africa, 1950–2014

  title={Combating Coups d’{\'e}tat in Africa, 1950–2014},
  author={Jonathan Powell and Trace C. Lasley and Rebecca Schiel},
  journal={Studies in Comparative International Development},
Recent years have seen African militaries attempt coups in virtually every geographic region, from Egypt to Lesotho and Guinea to Madagascar. They have targeted established democracies, infantile democratic experiments, increasingly authoritarian executives, power vacuums brought on by leader death, and—most recently in Burundi—leaders attempting to circumvent constitutional limitations on their tenure. These continuing acts perpetrated against regimes with such varied backdrops suggests that… 

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