This book provides some arguments concerning the nature of African militaries. It focuses on the broader issue of the relationships between civilians and military in the context of African countries which continue to face difficulties in establishing central authority over national territory.
Introduction 1. Armed Forces and National Modernization: Continuing the Debate 2. Military Rule and Military Order in Africa 3. Populist Military Regimes in West Africa 4. The Sudan: Military Economic Corporations, with Jonathan Moore 5. African Militaries as Foreign Policy Actors 6. State and Revolution: The Work of Amilcar Cabral 7. The State and Ethnicity: Integrative Formulas in Africa 8. Religion, Legitimacy, and Conflict in Nigeria 9. Religion and Economic Change in Nigeria