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Author Ouédraogo, Emile, author.

Title Advancing military professionalism in Africa / by Emile Ouédraogo.

Publication Info. Washington, D.C. : Africa Center for Strategic Studies, 2014.


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Description 1 online resource (iii, 55 pages) : color illustrations.
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Series Africa Center for Strategic Studies research paper, 2164-4101 ; no. 6
Africa Center for Strategic Studies research paper ; no. 6. 2164-4101
Note "July 2014."
"A research paper from the Africa Center for Strategic Studies"--PDF cover page.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 48-52).
Contents Executive summary -- A litany of challenges for African militaries -- Principles of military professionalism -- Obstacles to military professionalism in Africa -- Priorities for building professional African militaries -- Conclusion -- Notes -- About the author.
Summary Concerns over weak military professionalism are a common thread woven through assessments of security contexts in Africa. Militaries collapsing in the face of irregular forces, corruption that hollows out otherwise robust forces, and politicized military leadership are among the regular storylines that emerge from Africa's conflicts and crises. Such outcomes are not inevitable, however. By resolving ambiguities in the mission and oversight of the military as well as common adversarial relationships between soldiers and citizens, some African states have demonstrated commendable, and replicable, progress in overcoming the political and economic disincentives to professionalism that encumber many African security services.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ACSS, viewed Jan. 13, 2017).
Subject Africa -- Armed Forces.
Sociology, Military -- Africa.
Civil-military relations -- Africa.
Military ethics -- Africa.
Africa -- Armed Forces -- Political activity.
Civil supremacy over the military -- Africa.
Armed Forces. (OCoLC)fst00814586
Armed Forces -- Political activity. (OCoLC)fst00814621
Civil-military relations. (OCoLC)fst00862889
Civil supremacy over the military. (OCoLC)fst00862881
Military ethics. (OCoLC)fst01021166
Sociology, Military. (OCoLC)fst01123942
Africa. (OCoLC)fst01239509
Genre/Form Online resources.
Added Author National Defense University. Africa Center for Strategic Studies, issuing body.
Gpo Item No. 0378-H-33 (online)
Sudoc No. D 5.425/3:6

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