Global instances of coups from 1950 to 2010: A new dataset

@article{Powell2009GlobalIO,
  title={Global instances of coups from 1950 to 2010: A new dataset},
  author={Jonathan Powell and C. Thyne},
  journal={Journal of Peace Research},
  year={2009},
  volume={48},
  pages={249 - 259}
}
  • Jonathan Powell, C. Thyne
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology, Political Science
  • Journal of Peace Research
  • 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, bringing the last decade’s total to almost three dozen. One explanation for the lack of coup research is the absence of a temporally and spatially comprehensive dataset to test theories. Also absent is a discussion of what makes coups distinct from other forms of anti-regime activity. This article… CONTINUE READING
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