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Squeaky Wheels and Troop Loyalty : How Domestic Protests Influence Coups d ’ état , 1951 – 2005

  title={Squeaky Wheels and Troop Loyalty : How Domestic Protests Influence Coups d ’ {\'e}tat , 1951 – 2005},
  author={Jaclyn Johnson and Clayton Thyne},
This article considers how domestic protests influence coups. Protests signal regime illegitimacy, which incentivizes coups and provides a favorable climate for postcoup reforms. Protests also ease coordination obstacles among coup plotters and make international actors less likely to punish coup leaders. We expect these signaling processes to be strongest when protests take place near the capital or are nonviolent. Our empirical analyses introduce event-level protest data from the Social… 

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