Coup d'État: A Practical Handbook

Coup d'État: A Practical Handbook

by Edward N. Luttwak
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674175476

ISBN-13: 9780674175471

Pub. Date: 11/28/1979

Publisher: Harvard

The coup is the most frequently attempted method of changing government, and the most successful. Coup d’État outlines the mechanism of the coup and analyzes the conditions—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

Overview

The coup is the most frequently attempted method of changing government, and the most successful. Coup d’État outlines the mechanism of the coup and analyzes the conditions—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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674175471
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
11/28/1979
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.37(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

  • List of Figures
  • List of Tables
  • Foreword [Walter Liqueur]
  • Preface to the First Edition
  • Preface to the 1979 Edition
  • 1. What Is the Coup d’État?
  • 2. When Is the Coup d’État Possible?
  • 3. The Stratgey of the Coup d’État
  • 4. The Planning of the Coup d’État
  • 5. The Execution of the Coup d’État
  • Appendix A. The Economics of Repression
  • Appendix B. Tactical Aspects of the Coup d’État
  • Appendix C. Statistics
  • Table 1. Economic Development and the Coup d’État, 1945–78
  • Table 2. Basic List of Coups and Attempted Coups, 1945–78
  • Table 3. The Efficiency of the Coup d’État, 1945–64
  • Table 4. The Frequency of the Coup d’État
  • Index

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