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Vanishing Coup The Pattern of World History Since 1310

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ISBN-10: 1442222719

ISBN-13: 9781442222717

Edition: 2013

Authors: Ivan Perkins

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This thoughtful and engaging book offers the first extended analysis of coups, which have played a central role in world history and politics. Ivan Perkins draws on his extensive research on the history and inner workings of coups to explain how a small but growing number of nations have escaped chronic violence and built states with perpetually peaceful transfers of power. Readers will explore the rising coup-free zone, from the baroque system behind 486 years of stability in Venice to today s heavy-handed but efficient regime in Singapore. Along the way, the author recounts some of history s most gripping political intrigues: the spontaneous street uprising against King Tarquinius…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/10/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 374
Size: 6.26" wide x 9.32" long x 0.98" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English