The Resource The democratic coup d'�etat, Ozan O. Varol

The democratic coup d'�etat, Ozan O. Varol

Label
The democratic coup d'�etat
Title
The democratic coup d'�etat
Statement of responsibility
Ozan O. Varol
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
" The term coup d'�etat--French for stroke of the state--brings to mind coups staged by power-hungry generals who overthrow the existing regime, not to democratize, but to concentrate power in their own hands as dictators. We assume all coups look the same, smell the same, and present the same threats to democracy. It's a powerful, concise, and self-reinforcing idea. It's also wrong. In The Democratic Coup d'�Etat, Ozan Varol advances a simple, yet controversial, argument: Sometimes, a democracy is established through a military coup. Covering events from the Athenian Navy's stance in 411 B.C. against a tyrannical home government, to coups in the American colonies that ousted corrupt British governors, to twentieth-century coups that toppled dictators and established democracy in countries as diverse as Guinea-Bissau, Portugal, and Colombia, the book takes the reader on a gripping journey. Connecting the dots between these neglected events, Varol weaves a balanced narrative that challenges everything we thought we knew about military coups. In so doing, he tackles several baffling questions: How can an event as undemocratic as a military coup lead to democracy? Why would imposing generals-armed with tanks and guns and all-voluntarily surrender power to civilian politicians? What distinguishes militaries that help build democracies from those that destroy them? Varol's arguments made headlines across the globe in major media outlets and were cited critically in a public speech by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Written for a general audience, this book will entertain, challenge, and provoke, but more importantly, serve as a reminder of the imperative to question the standard narratives about our world and engage with all ideas, no matter how controversial. "--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Varol, Ozan O.
Dewey number
321.8
Index
index present
LC call number
JC 494 .V37 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Coups d'�etat
  • Democratization
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / Comparative
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
  • Coups d'�etat
  • Democratization
Label
The democratic coup d'�etat, Ozan O. Varol
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- PART I : FROM SOLDIERS TO POLITICIANS -- 1. Love Ballads, Carnations, and Coups -- 2. The Romance of Democratic Transitions -- 3. In the Land of the Blind -- 4. Hogan's Heroes -- 5. A Different Type of Stroke -- PART II : BRUTUS AND CASSIUS -- 6. Friends with Benefits -- 7. With Friends Like These -- 8. Musical Chairs -- 9. The Glorious Coup -- PART III: PRAETORIANS AND GUARDIANS -- 10. An Army of Civilians -- 11. Meritocracy and Nepotism -- 12. The Enemy Within -- 13. Foreign Affairs -- PART IV: AN ALLIANCE OF CONVENIENCE -- 14. Competition and Power -- 15. Freedom and Order -- PART V: MEET THE NEW BOSS, SAME AS THE OLD BOSS -- 16. A New Order -- 17. Golden Parachutes -- 18. Between Scylla and Charybdis -- PART VI: SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO? -- 19. The Retreat -- 20. The Broken Promise -- PART VII: HOW THIS ENDS -- 21. The Awakening -- 22. Hollow Hope -- 23. Horror Vacui -- 24. Synergy -- 25. Cincinnatus -- Acknowledgments
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 235 pages
Isbn
9780190626020
Lccn
2017004517
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)986236750
  • (OCoLC)ocn986236750
Label
The democratic coup d'�etat, Ozan O. Varol
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- PART I : FROM SOLDIERS TO POLITICIANS -- 1. Love Ballads, Carnations, and Coups -- 2. The Romance of Democratic Transitions -- 3. In the Land of the Blind -- 4. Hogan's Heroes -- 5. A Different Type of Stroke -- PART II : BRUTUS AND CASSIUS -- 6. Friends with Benefits -- 7. With Friends Like These -- 8. Musical Chairs -- 9. The Glorious Coup -- PART III: PRAETORIANS AND GUARDIANS -- 10. An Army of Civilians -- 11. Meritocracy and Nepotism -- 12. The Enemy Within -- 13. Foreign Affairs -- PART IV: AN ALLIANCE OF CONVENIENCE -- 14. Competition and Power -- 15. Freedom and Order -- PART V: MEET THE NEW BOSS, SAME AS THE OLD BOSS -- 16. A New Order -- 17. Golden Parachutes -- 18. Between Scylla and Charybdis -- PART VI: SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO? -- 19. The Retreat -- 20. The Broken Promise -- PART VII: HOW THIS ENDS -- 21. The Awakening -- 22. Hollow Hope -- 23. Horror Vacui -- 24. Synergy -- 25. Cincinnatus -- Acknowledgments
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 235 pages
Isbn
9780190626020
Lccn
2017004517
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)986236750
  • (OCoLC)ocn986236750

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