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By David J. Francis

This booklet presents a serious knowing of the rising function of African militaries in peacetime democratic Africa.

This ebook departs from the dominant viewpoint which easily offers the army as an ‘enemy’ of democracy a result of background and legacy of endless army coup d’états and interventions in civilian politics. within the context of Africa, the army has been blamed or mostly held accountable for instigating wars, armed conflicts, political violence, poverty and underdevelopment because of undesirable governance and mismanagement of the nation. Drawing from diversified case experiences throughout Africa, together with Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda, Ethiopia and Egypt, this quantity offers the argument that although the army has performed a unfavourable, and occasionally, harmful position in undermining constitutional rule and the overthrow of democratic civilian governments, an identical army, now working in a replaced worldwide surroundings, 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. although, the true problem for this rising pattern of African peace militaries is the level to which they can fulfil, on a predictable and constant foundation, their constitutional mandate to protect the folk opposed to ‘elected autocrats’ in Africa who attempt to use the army to perpetuate themselves in power.

This paintings fills a serious hole within the literature and may be of a lot curiosity to scholars of African defense and politics, peace and clash reviews, protection experiences and IR in general.

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