HOW TO STAGE A MILITARY COUP: FROM PLANNING TO EXECUTION
Author: Ken Connor & David Hebditch
Publisher: MBI Publishing, Oct 2005
Explores coups (the single most common form of power change) that have taken place throughout the world--Spain, Greece, Egypt, Pakistan, Chile, & Fiji. 16 pgs. of plates, 1 map; 6x9 inches, 224 pgs.
* Comprehensive guide to military coups
* Unique insight into their planning and execution
* Explores coups that have taken place throughout the world--Spain, Greece, Egypt, Pakistan, Chile, and Fiji
The coup remains the single most common form of power change throughout the world. The government being targeted by a coup attempt might be democratically elected, a long-standing dictatorship, or nothing more than a junta put in place by the previous month?s coup. The motivation is lust for power, patriotism, greed, or exploitation, but usually it is a combination of power, greed, and exploitation disguised as patriotism.
How to Stage a Military Coup explores these violent and often bloody appropriations of authority, alongside their underlying political, military, and social conditions. The book takes into account factors such as timing, media control, popular support, and government organizational structure, and draws on examples of failed and successful coups from all over the world.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Ken Connor is a former member of the SAS and the author of Ghost Force: The Secret History of the SAS (0-7528-2700-6).
David Hebditch is a writer and documentary filmmaker.