Determinants of the Attempting and Outcome of Coups d’état

@article{Powell2012DeterminantsOT,
  title={Determinants of the Attempting and Outcome of Coups d’{\'e}tat},
  author={Jonathan M Powell},
  journal={Journal of Conflict Resolution},
  year={2012},
  volume={56},
  pages={1017 - 1040}
}
  • Jonathan M Powell
  • Published 6 June 2012
  • Political Science
  • 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… 

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