368 pages, 8.75 × 5.75 × 0.98 in
July 25, 1990
Yale University Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0300040431
ISBN - 13: 9780300040432
About the Book
Samuel Decalo presents detailed evidence from Dahomey, Togo, Congo/Brazzaville, and Uganda that African military coups are engineered by coteries of cliques composed of ambitious officers seeking self-advancement. He successfully refutes prevailing theories that military rule has fostered socioeconomic or political development or stability.