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Politics
Author: Mathurin C. Houngnikpo
ISBN: 1409404145
Subcategory: Politics & Government
Pages 228 pages
Publisher Routledge; 1 edition (July 28, 2010)
Language English
Category: Politics
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by Mathurin C. Houngnikpo


As such, this study conveys the necessity of new civil-military relations in Africa and calls not just for civilian control of the military but rather a democratic oversight of the security forces in Africa. Do you want to read the rest of this article? Request full-text.

In his chapter on the African military and modernisation, the author unpacks the theories, expectations and disappointments around the phenomenon of ‘modernising’.

There is the possibility of civilian power influencing the military, but there is also the propensity of the military to interfere in civilian affairs. In his chapter on the African military and modernisation, the author unpacks the theories, expectations and disappointments around the phenomenon of ‘modernising’. Liberally minded social scientists were promoting development towards modernity in Africa.

Mathurin C. Houngnikpo. The relationship between civil society and the armed forces is an essential part of any polity, democratic or otherwise, because a military force is after all a universal feature of social systems.

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Scholars of civil-military relations in Africa are grappling with key issues of democratic governance and the proper role of the military in democratic transitions on the continent. Mathurin Houngnikpo's book brilliantly highlights the contradictions of that process which is engendered by both history and context. This book is a valuable addition to the growing literature in this field, and for many years to come, will become a standard reference for scholars seeking a deeper understanding of civil-military relations in Africa

Until July 2013, Dr. Houngnikpo was the academic chair of civil-military relations at the Africa Center, overseeing curriculum . Guarding the Guardians: Civil-Military Relations and Democratic Governance in Africa.

Dr. Houngnikpo also assisted the government of Côte d’Ivoire in implementing security sector reforms, and he has held various teaching positions in both the United States and Benin.

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The relationship between civil society and the armed forces is an essential part of any polity, democratic or otherwise, because a military force is after all a universal feature of social systems. Despite significant progress moving towards democracy among some African countries in the past decade, all too many African militaries have yet to accept core democratic principles regulating civilian authority over the military. This book explores the theory of civil-military relations and moves on to review the intrusion of the armed forces in African politics by looking first into the organization and role of the army in pre-colonial and colonial eras, before examining contemporary armies and their impact on society. Furthermore it revisits the various explanations of military takeovers in Africa and disentangles the notion of the military as the modernizing force. Whether as a revolutionary force, as a stabilizing force, or as a modernizing force, the military has often been perceived as the only organized and disciplined group with the necessary skills to uplift newly independent nations. The performance of Africa's military governments since independence, however, has soundly disproven this thesis. As such, this study conveys the necessity of new civil-military relations in Africa and calls not just for civilian control of the military but rather a democratic oversight of the security forces in Africa.