Purging militaries: Introducing the Military Purges in Dictatorships (MPD) dataset

@article{Sudduth2021PurgingMI,
  title={Purging militaries: Introducing the Military Purges in Dictatorships (MPD) dataset},
  author={Jun Koga Sudduth},
  journal={Journal of Peace Research},
  year={2021},
  volume={58},
  pages={870 - 880}
}
  • J. Sudduth
  • Published 25 January 2021
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Peace Research
The principal threat most autocratic leaders face stems from within the regime. To control militaries and mitigate the risk of coups d’état, many autocratic leaders repeatedly purge strong officers from the military. What are the causes and consequences of such purges? Despite its importance, scholars rarely have studied the question, as they have lacked a systematic and comprehensive dataset. The Military Purges in Dictatorships (MPD) dataset contains information on the dates and… 

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