The Perils of Peace: Civil War Peace Agreements and Military Coups

@article{White2020ThePO,
  title={The Perils of Peace: Civil War Peace Agreements and Military Coups},
  author={Peter B. White},
  journal={The Journal of Politics},
  year={2020},
  volume={82},
  pages={104 - 118}
}
  • Peter B. White
  • Published 1 January 2020
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of Politics
How do militaries respond to peace after civil war? The literature gives us a good understanding of how peace agreements affect the chances of civil war recurrence. However, it misses another aspect of postwar conflict: military coups. I argue that civil war peace agreements increase the risk of a coup, as the military anticipates threats to its interests. Military integration provisions pose a particularly strong challenge. These provisions may entail the dissolution and reconstitution of the… 
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