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Pitfalls of professionalism?: military academies and coup risk

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dc.contributor.author Böhmelt, Tobias
dc.contributor.author Escribà-Folch, Abel
dc.contributor.author Pilster, Ulrich
dc.date.accessioned 2021-03-15T08:54:43Z
dc.date.available 2021-03-15T08:54:43Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Böhmelt T, Escribà-Folch A, Pilster U. Pitfalls of professionalism?: military academies and coup risk. Journal of Conflict Resolution. 2019 Aug 13;63(5):1111-39. DOI: 10.1177/0022002718789744
dc.identifier.issn 0022-0027
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/46771
dc.description.abstract Military academies tend to be strongly linked to the professionalization of the armed forces. This explains why many countries in the world have created such institutions. The following article studies a potential negative externality stemming from military schools: increased coup risk. We argue that military academies may create, inculcate, and strengthen cohesive views that could conflict with incumbent policies, and that these schools establish networks among military officers that may facilitate coordination necessary for plotting a putsch. We also contend and empirically demonstrate that these negative side effects of military academies are in particular pronounced in nondemocracies, that is, military academies have diverse effects across regime types. This work has significant implications for our understanding civil–military relations. Furthermore, we contribute to the literature on military education and professionalization, as we suggest that military academies are important vehicles through which coups can emerge predominantly in authoritarian states.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher SAGE Publications
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Conflict Resolution. 2019 Aug 13;63(5):1111-39
dc.rights Böhmelt T, Escribà-Folch A, Pilster U, Pitfalls of professionalism?: military academies and coup risk, Journal of Conflict Resolution (63(5)) pp. 1111-39. Copyright © 2019 (SAGE Publications). DOI: 10.1177/0022002718789744.
dc.title Pitfalls of professionalism?: military academies and coup risk
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0022002718789744
dc.subject.keyword Civil–military relations
dc.subject.keyword Coup d’état
dc.subject.keyword Military academy
dc.subject.keyword Military professionalism
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion


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