Accession Number : ADA017114

Title :   Return of Civilian Control: An Aftermath of Coup d'Etat in Sub-Sahara Africa.

Descriptive Note : Individual research project rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Debro,Julius

Report Date : 23 MAY 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : The study addresses the problem of Coup D'Etat in Sub-Sahara Africa specifically focusing upon military takeover and the return of power to civilian control. The study examines three African States (Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone). The return of political power to a governing body after a Coup is a very difficult task and this study has indicated that countries under military rule are reluctant to relinquish that power and return to the barracks because of their own vested interest. This is especially true in developing countries where there are major problems in the area of economic, cultural, and political development.

Descriptors :   *Government(Foreign), *Subversion, *Subsaharan Africa, Political science, Military forces(Foreign), Ghana, Nigeria, Military government, Control

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE