The Military and Democratization in West Africa: Issues, Problems and Anomalies
This article argues that democratization as a global phenomenon is being seriously undermined in West Africa by the legacy of a history of military intervention in politics, the inclination of the military to preserve its socioeconomic privileges acquired during authoritarian rule. Democratization is also jeopardized by the penchant by old guard politicians to politicize the military for their personal gain.
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Citation / Publisher Attribution
Journal of Political and Military Sociology, v. 28, issue 2, p. 341-355
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Conteh-Morgan, Earl, "The Military and Democratization in West Africa: Issues, Problems and Anomalies" (2000). School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies Faculty Publications. 11.