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Featuring Professor Rita Abrahamsen from the University of Ottawa, this episode from the Centre for Elections, Democracy, Accountability and Representation (CEDAR) discusses ‘Coups and the threat of “feel good” militarism in Africa.’ It is hosted by Professor Nic Cheeseman and answers the following questions:

  • Why are we seeing a rise in coups in Africa and growing debate about the possible benefits of military rule?
  • What are the roots of “feel good” militarism and how much of a threat does this pose to civilian governments?

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