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

  title={Global instances of coups from 1950 to 2010: A new dataset},
  author={Jonathan Powell and Clayton Thyne},
  journal={Journal of Peace Research},
  pages={249 - 259}
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… 

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