The Historical Dictionary of Modern Coups D’état surveys the history of coups d’état in the post-World War II period. The term “modern” in the title therefore demarcates the period since January 1946. This book documents over 582 coup attempts that have occurred in 108 different countries worldwide over a period of 75 years.
Historical Dictionary of Modern Coups D’état contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 1,400 cross-referenced dictionary entries. This book is an excellent resource for students, and researchers.
John J. Chin is an assistant teaching professor in the Institute for Politics and Strategy at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), where he has previously served as research coordinator and post-doctoral fellow. Before entering academia, he was an international affairs analyst at the Congressional Budget Office.
Joseph G. Wright is a professor of political science and co-director of the Global and International Studies (GLIS) program at Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of multiple articles and three previous books: Foreign Pressure and the Politics of Autocratic Survival, How Dictatorships Work, and Migration and Democracy.
David B. Carter is associate professor of political science at Washington University in St. Louis. His research and teaching examines international relations, territorial conflict, terrorism, and political methodology. He has previously taught political science at Princeton University and Pennsylvania State University.
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