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The Resource Mauritania's colonels : political leadership, civil-military relations and democratization, Boubacar N'Diaye

Mauritania's colonels : political leadership, civil-military relations and democratization, Boubacar N'Diaye

Label
Mauritania's colonels : political leadership, civil-military relations and democratization
Title
Mauritania's colonels
Title remainder
political leadership, civil-military relations and democratization
Statement of responsibility
Boubacar N'Diaye
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book, the result of more than a decade of research, focuses on the socio-political dynamics and civil-military relations in a little studied country: Mauritania, located in the troubled North-western part of Africa. Boubacar n'Diaye brings into light the political evolution of this country which holds lessons for African politics, and could affect the future of the West African sub-region. Mauritania's Colonels examines the personalities and policy of five military officers turned heads of state who ruled Mauritania for nearly forty years. After comparing and contrasting the personal traits, social origins, itineraries, and evolution as military officers, it critically evaluates the policies they enacted to address four key challenges their country faces. These are, namely, the difficult cohabitation between the country's ethno-cultural communities, the illusive democratization and military withdrawal from politics, the judicious management of the country's abundant natural resources to meet the socioeconomic needs of their people, and the prudent conduct of foreign policy given Mauritania's location, straddling Arab North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. Showing the impact that each Colonel has had on the evolution of Mauritania, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of West Africa, African politics, civil-military relations and democratization processes."--Provided by publisher
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ndiaye, Boubacar,
Dewey number
320.96
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
African Governance
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Africa
Label
Mauritania's colonels : political leadership, civil-military relations and democratization, Boubacar N'Diaye
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • 2.
  • Theoretical and methodological considerations
  • Leadership and African politics
  • Demilitarization, democratization and ethnic politics
  • merit of a personalities/policies focus
  • Gap in the literature
  • Conceptual and methodological issues
  • Notes
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Bibliography
  • 3.
  • Mauritania's colonels: a portrayal
  • army that produced them
  • making of the colonels
  • 1978 and 2008 coups
  • Military training and careers
  • Personalities and modus operandi
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • 1.
  • 4.
  • Unworkable cohabitation: the "national question"
  • "national question" and its origins
  • colonels and the "national question"
  • "national question" under Ould Taya
  • Ould Taya's legacy on the "national question"
  • Tensions and radicalization
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • 5.
  • Introduction
  • Democratization and military withdrawal
  • hard to keep promise
  • pre-1990 efforts
  • Did Colonel Ould Haidalla even try?
  • Post-1990 attempts
  • Colonel Ould Taya's "paper democracy"
  • 2005 -- 07 transition: hidden agendas
  • Colonel Ould Abdel Aziz's "rectification"
  • unfinished business of democratization
  • Notes
  • unlikely nation-state
  • Bibliography
  • 6.
  • challenge of socioeconomic development
  • Economic potential and challenges
  • colonels' challenge and promises
  • pre-Ould Taya era
  • Ould Taya economics
  • post-Ould Taya dispensation
  • Failed promises
  • Notes
  • Mauritania's internal geopolitics
  • Bibliography
  • 7.
  • colonels' foreign policy: an extension of the "national question"?
  • Mauritania as hyphen/bridge
  • colonels and foreign policy
  • Relations with France
  • Relations with West (and Sub-Saharan) Africa
  • Relations with the Maghreb and the Arab World
  • Maghreb
  • Arab World
  • Mauritania's political sociology
  • post-Ould Taya era
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • 8.
  • Conclusions
  • Summing up
  • Mauritania's colonels and leadership typologies
  • Lesson from Mauritania's failed democratization process
  • Demand SSR immediately
  • Cultural pluralism denial and the risk of violence
  • Enter the colonels
  • Slouching toward disaster?
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Structure of the book
Control code
on1011655621
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (149 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781138059481
Note
Taylor & Francis
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1011655621
Label
Mauritania's colonels : political leadership, civil-military relations and democratization, Boubacar N'Diaye
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • 2.
  • Theoretical and methodological considerations
  • Leadership and African politics
  • Demilitarization, democratization and ethnic politics
  • merit of a personalities/policies focus
  • Gap in the literature
  • Conceptual and methodological issues
  • Notes
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Bibliography
  • 3.
  • Mauritania's colonels: a portrayal
  • army that produced them
  • making of the colonels
  • 1978 and 2008 coups
  • Military training and careers
  • Personalities and modus operandi
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • 1.
  • 4.
  • Unworkable cohabitation: the "national question"
  • "national question" and its origins
  • colonels and the "national question"
  • "national question" under Ould Taya
  • Ould Taya's legacy on the "national question"
  • Tensions and radicalization
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • 5.
  • Introduction
  • Democratization and military withdrawal
  • hard to keep promise
  • pre-1990 efforts
  • Did Colonel Ould Haidalla even try?
  • Post-1990 attempts
  • Colonel Ould Taya's "paper democracy"
  • 2005 -- 07 transition: hidden agendas
  • Colonel Ould Abdel Aziz's "rectification"
  • unfinished business of democratization
  • Notes
  • unlikely nation-state
  • Bibliography
  • 6.
  • challenge of socioeconomic development
  • Economic potential and challenges
  • colonels' challenge and promises
  • pre-Ould Taya era
  • Ould Taya economics
  • post-Ould Taya dispensation
  • Failed promises
  • Notes
  • Mauritania's internal geopolitics
  • Bibliography
  • 7.
  • colonels' foreign policy: an extension of the "national question"?
  • Mauritania as hyphen/bridge
  • colonels and foreign policy
  • Relations with France
  • Relations with West (and Sub-Saharan) Africa
  • Relations with the Maghreb and the Arab World
  • Maghreb
  • Arab World
  • Mauritania's political sociology
  • post-Ould Taya era
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • 8.
  • Conclusions
  • Summing up
  • Mauritania's colonels and leadership typologies
  • Lesson from Mauritania's failed democratization process
  • Demand SSR immediately
  • Cultural pluralism denial and the risk of violence
  • Enter the colonels
  • Slouching toward disaster?
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Structure of the book
Control code
on1011655621
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (149 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781138059481
Note
Taylor & Francis
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1011655621

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