Military Regimes and Development

A Comparative Analysis in African Societies

By Olatunde Odetola

© 2011 – Routledge

206 pages

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About the Book

First published in 1982, this book aims to examine the role that ruling military governments have played in African development. Dr Odetola discusses military organisational values and skills in modernisation and argues that the evocation and application of these values and skills depends on the character of the leadership of individual ruling juntas, their degree of professional training, proximity to civilian society and so on. He also investigates the relationship between the ruling military and existing social classes.

Table of Contents

1. Military Regimes and Development: Contrasting Viewpoints 2. Military Organisational Values and Skills as Modernising Instruments 3. Military and Social Classes 4. Military Nationalism and State Power 5. The Military and National Economy 6. Military Regimes and Political Change 7. Military Regimes, Social Policy and Planning 8. Conclusions

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS068000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Economic Development
BUS072000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development
BUS092000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / General
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
POL011000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POL045000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism
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REFERENCE / General