oa Africa Insight - Security : the subordination of African armies to civilian control: theory and praxis

Volume 22, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0256-2804



In the fifth of his series of articles on African military and security issues, Dr Simon Baynham of the Africa Institute examines a key dilemma in the realm of civilmilitary relations: the question of political control of the military, a topic of vital importance as Africa emerges from the straitjacket of authoritarian (and often military) rule towards political pluralism and the ""second liberation"".

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