Coup D'etat: A Practical Handbook

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Harvard University Press, 1979 - History - 215 pages
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The coup is the most frequently attempted method of changing government, and the most successful. Coup d‚e(tm)√%tat outlines the mechanism of the coup and analyzes the conditions‚e"political, military, and social, that gives rise to it. In doing so, the book sheds much light on societies where power does indeed grow out of the barrel of a gun and the role of law is a concept little understood.
 

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I first read this work at university shortly after it was published and have kept it near ever since. Edward Luttwak has in fact written a “handbook” that in five chapters offers clear and concise ... Read full review

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Superb! I wish there will be a third update edition with more recent case studies. Read full review

Contents

List of Figures
7
When is a Coup dEtat Possible?
28
The Strategy of the Coup dEtat
57
The Planning of the Coup dEtat
105
The Execution of the Coup dEtat
146
Appendix A The Economics of Repression
175
Statistics
189
The Efficiency of the Coup dEtat 194564
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