Pitfalls of Professionalism? Military Academies and Coup Risk

  title={Pitfalls of Professionalism? Military Academies and Coup Risk},
  author={T. B{\"o}hmelt and Abel Escrib{\`a}-Folch and Ulrich Pilster},
  journal={Journal of Conflict Resolution},
  pages={1111 - 1139}
  • T. Böhmelt, Abel Escribà-Folch, Ulrich Pilster
  • Published 2019
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Conflict Resolution
  • Military academies tend to be strongly linked to the professionalization of the armed forces. This explains why many countries in the world have created such institutions. The following article studies a potential negative externality stemming from military schools: increased coup risk. We argue that military academies may create, inculcate, and strengthen cohesive views that could conflict with incumbent policies, and that these schools establish networks among military officers that may… CONTINUE READING
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