Does Democratization Reduce the Risk of Military Interventions in Politics in Africa?

@article{LindbergAnd2008DoesDR,
  title={Does Democratization Reduce the Risk of Military Interventions in Politics in Africa?},
  author={Staffan I. Lindberg And and John F. Clark},
  journal={Democratization},
  year={2008},
  volume={15},
  pages={105 - 86}
}
This article investigates whether there is an association between a trajectory of political liberalization, democratization, and military interventions. In what is arguably the ‘least likely case’ region in the world, this study analyzes the experience of 55 regimes in Africa between 1990 and 2004 and finds a striking regularity. Liberalizing, and in particular democratic, regimes have a significantly different track record of being subjected either to successful or failed military… 
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