My new book soldiers in revolt army mutinies in africa explores an often overlooked form of military rebellion in africa the mutiny by definition mutiny involves mass insubordination for goals other than political control of the state. Soldiers in revolt is an original and important book which reconceptualises the role of military forces in african politics dwyers first hand research is strikingly innovative in telling the stories of army mutinies from the ground up. Second she finds that mutinies are more likely in armies that are involved in international peacekeeping operations because the extra pay they entail generates greater inequality between ranks and because they present substantially more risk to individual soldiers which makes them more likely to question the military hierarchy. The typical mutiny patterns in participants tactics and outcomes the uncomfortable place of rank and file soldiers in africa private problems the problems are between the generals and us mutineers playbook mutineers public relations campaigns violence as an ace or a bluff the predictably unpredictable nature of mutinies . Soldiers in revolt offers a better understanding of west african mutinies and mutinies in general valuable not only for military studies but for anyone interested in the complex dynamics of african states
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