Determinants of the Attempting and Outcome of Coups d’état

  title={Determinants of the Attempting and Outcome of Coups d’{\'e}tat},
  author={J. Powell},
  journal={Journal of Conflict Resolution},
  pages={1017 - 1040}
  • J. Powell
  • Published 2012
  • Economics
  • Journal of Conflict Resolution
  • 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 these efforts. “Structural” coup-proofing such as counterbalancing is expected to reduce the ability to organize a coup plot by creating substantial coordination obstacles to soldiers. Coup-proofing by spoiling militaries with organizational resources is expected to reduce the willingness to intervene… CONTINUE READING
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