By David J. Francis
This booklet presents a severe figuring out of the rising position of African militaries in peacetime democratic Africa.
This e-book departs from the dominant point of view which easily provides the army as an ‘enemy’ of democracy as a result 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 mostly held accountable for instigating wars, armed conflicts, political violence, poverty and underdevelopment because of undesirable governance and mismanagement of the country. Drawing from various case experiences throughout Africa, together with Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda, Ethiopia and Egypt, this quantity provides the argument that notwithstanding the army has performed a unfavourable, and occasionally, damaging position in undermining constitutional rule and the overthrow of democratic civilian governments, a similar army, now working in a replaced international surroundings, is making attempt to help the advance 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 development of African peace militaries is the level to which they may be able to fulfil, on a predictable and constant foundation, their constitutional mandate to guard the folk 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 should be of a lot curiosity to scholars of African defense and politics, peace and clash stories, protection stories 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