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Military spending and the risks of coups d'etats

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The governments of many developing countries face a risk of a coup d'’état perpetrated by their own military establishment. The phenomenon is especially acute in Africa. We decompose the risk into its component parts: the risk of a plot; the risk that a plot will mature into an attempt; and the risk that an attempt with succeed; and analyze theoretically and empirically the interdependence between these risks and military spending. Since governments can be presumed to want to reduce the risk ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Centre for the Study of African Economies
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Economics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Centre for the Study of African Economies
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Economics
Publication date:
2007
URN:
uuid:51403b51-4530-457f-a7a1-f17c787fdfc4
Local pid:
ora:1691
Language:
English
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