By David J. Francis
This publication offers a severe knowing of the rising position of African militaries in peacetime democratic Africa.
This publication departs from the dominant standpoint which easily provides the army as an ‘enemy’ of democracy end result of the historical past and legacy of endless army coup d’états and interventions in civilian politics. within the context of Africa, the army has been blamed or principally held answerable for instigating wars, armed conflicts, political violence, poverty and underdevelopment because of undesirable governance and mismanagement of the nation. Drawing from various case stories throughout Africa, together with Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda, Ethiopia and Egypt, this quantity provides the argument that notwithstanding the army has performed a unfavorable, and infrequently, damaging position in undermining constitutional rule and the overthrow of democratic civilian governments, a similar army, now working in a replaced international atmosphere, is making attempt to help the improvement of democracy and democratic consolidation in addition to stay subjected to civilian democratic oversight and keep watch over. though, the true problem for this rising development of African peace militaries is the level to which they can fulfil, on a predictable and constant foundation, their constitutional mandate to protect the folks opposed to ‘elected autocrats’ in Africa who attempt to use the army to perpetuate themselves in power.
This paintings fills a severe hole within the literature and may be of a lot curiosity to scholars of African defense and politics, peace and clash reviews, defense reports and IR in general.
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African Peace Militaries: War, Peace and Democratic Governance (Routledge Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution) by David J. Francis