A democratic dictator's success: how Chad's President Deby defeated the military opposition in three years (2008–2011)

A democratic dictator's success: how Chad's President Deby defeated the military opposition in three years (2008–2011)

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Hansen, Ketil Fred
Publisher: 
Taylor & Francis
Date published: 
2013
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Journal Title: 
Journal of Contemporary African Studies
Source: 
Journal of Contemporary African Studies, Vol. 31, No. 4, October 2013, pp. 583-599
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This article focuses on how President Deby re-gained power after a nearly successful coup d'état against him in February 2008. The analysis points towards one major external reason for success and a divided internal strategy. The international community's little interest in Chad and the desire for political stability among the few interested states are the main external reasons for Deby's success. Internally, Deby's use of violence and co-optation explain his success. Deby defeated the Chadian military opposition by combining co-optation of adversaries in Chad's patrimonial marketplace.

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CITATION: Hansen, Ketil Fred. A democratic dictator's success: how Chad's President Deby defeated the military opposition in three years (2008–2011) . : Taylor & Francis , 2013. Journal of Contemporary African Studies, Vol. 31, No. 4, October 2013, pp. 583-599 - Available at: http://library.au.int/democratic-dictators-success-how-chads-president-deby-defeated-military-opposition-three-years-200-3