How to Stage a Military Coup
Planning to Execution
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How to Stage a Military Coup by Ken Connor
Book DescriptionComprehensive guide to military coups. Unique insight into their planning and execution. Explores coups that have taken place across the world, including Spain, Greece, Egypt, Pakistan, Chile and Fiji The coup remains the single most common form of power change throughout the world. The government being targeted by a coup attempt could be democratically elected, a long-standing dictatorship, or nothing more than a junta put in place by the previous month's coup. The motivation will always be lust for power, patriotism, greed or exploitation. It is usually a combination of power, greed and exploitation disguised as patriotism. How to Stage a Military Coup explores these violent and often bloody appropriations of authority, alongside the political, military, and social conditions out of which they arise. Taking into account factors such as timing, media control, popular support, and government organisational structure, and by drawing on examples of coups from all over the world, both failed and successful, the authors reveal exactly what it takes to carry out a successful government take-over.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781853676406
(164mm x 242mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Greenhill Books
Publisher: Greenhill Books
Publish Date: 15-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ken Connor
How to Stage a Military Coup, Paperback (June 2008)
Written by a former member of the SAS, this book explores the violent and often bloody phenomenon of the military coup in the context of the political, military, and social conditions out of which they arise.
Ghost Force, Paperback (January 2002)» View all books by Ken Connor
An insider's history of the SAS and a sensational examination of Britain's true role in international politics over the last fifty years.
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Author Biography - Ken Connor
Ken Connor is a former member of the SAS and the author of Ghost Force: The Secret History of the SAS.
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