Military Power and Politics in Black Africa

Military Power and Politics in Black Africa

Author: Simon Baynham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000347517

Category: History

Page: 348

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First published in 1986, Military Power and Politics in Black Africa explores many themes that concerned military power and politics in sub-Saharan Africa at the time of publication. Adopting a thematic approach, the book considers the nature of both intervention and disengagement and looks at the relationship between civilian and military institutions. The final chapters put forward arguments for the importance of foreign intervention in the politics and civil-military relations of African states.

Ethnicity and Sociopolitical Change in Africa and Other Developing Countries

Ethnicity and Sociopolitical Change in Africa and Other Developing Countries

Author: Santosh C. Saha

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781461633402

Category: History

Page: 266

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This edited book on constructive ethnicity argues that the modernizing state system in developing countries unduly denies a legitimate place to the linguistic and ethnic groups who, despite habitual attachment to ethnic groups, might meaningfully help the slow process of state building. Here ethnicity is characterized as positive, and as such, moral and pragmatic. Despite ethnicity's natural inclination to polarization, a national community can be reconstructed, as is exemplified by recent events in Rwanda, Cyprus, India, Palestine, and China.

Reader's Guide to Military History

Reader's Guide to Military History

Author: Charles Messenger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135959708

Category: History

Page: 986

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This book contains some 600 entries on a range of topics from ancient Chinese warfare to late 20th-century intervention operations. Designed for a wide variety of users, it encompasses general reviews of aspects of military organization and science, as well as specific wars and conflicts. The book examines naval and air warfare, as well as significant individuals, including commanders, theorists, and war leaders. Each entry includes a listing of additional publications on the topic, accompanied by an article discussing these publications with reference to their particular emphases, strengths, and limitations.

Legitimacy and Commitment in the Military

Legitimacy and Commitment in the Military

Author: Thomas C. Wyatt

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313268150

Category: History

Page: 217

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Eleven essays written from the perspectives of psychology, sociology, history, philosophy, anthropology, and military studies by an international group of leading behavioral scientists explore the issues of legitimacy and commitment in the military, critically analyzing current "fault lines" and future trends in this area. Post-World War II wars are defined as "different" and are characterized by moral and political debate, demonstrations, conscientious objection, and more. Specific wars, such as in Vietnam and Algeria, military organizations, including the Soviet, Israeli, and U.S. Armies, and the individual soldier are scrutinized.

Presence, Prevention, and Persuasion

Presence, Prevention, and Persuasion

Author: Rhodes Edward

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739107267

Category: History

Page: 450

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By stationing its military forces in a distant region of the world, can a great power hope to "shape" the peacetime political development of that region? In Presence, Prevention and Persuasion contributing scholars examine six historical periods in which British, American, and French decision-makers attempted to use a regional military predominance to influence domestic and regional political outcomes. The authors explore the types of military capabilities that appear critical in successful persuasion and prevention efforts, and the goals that conducive to this type of action.

The African State in Transition

The African State in Transition

Author: Zaki Ergas

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349188864

Category: Political Science

Page: 340

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In the first twenty-five years of African independence the behaviour of the African state elites has not been, with a few notable exceptions, conducive to self-sustained development. What are the reasons for this sorry state of affairs? What can be done to reverse that unfortunate trend? These are the two overarching questions with which this book attempts to grapple.

No Farewell To Arms?

No Farewell To Arms?

Author: Claude Welch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429721922

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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In many contemporary nations, particularly in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, the armed forces play a major role in governing. Historical, economic, and sociological factors have contributed to the political prominence of the military in developing countries. Nevertheless, in the 1980s several states in Latin America restored civilian rule followi

Challenges of the Developing World

Challenges of the Developing World

Author: Howard Handelman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538116678

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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Challenges of the Developing World is a lively, up-to-date, and highly readable introduction to the key dynamics and issues of political, economic and social development in the “developing countries” of Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America.