The Diffusion of Military Dictatorships

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Raul Caruso; Ilaria Petrarca; Roberto Ricciuti;
(2012)
  • Subject: Military rule, Africa, diffusion of government institutions.
    • jel: jel:P48 | jel:Q34 | jel:D74

We show the existence of a diffusion process of military dictatorships in Sub-Saharan Africa from 1972 through 2007, using panel data probit estimation and a Markov chain transition model. This process is shortly-lived, since we observe an overall trend that reduces the... View more
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