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Title:Coercion, Stability and National Reconstruction in Chad
Author:Tunteng, P. Kiven
Periodical:Pan-African Journal
Geographic term:Chad
Subjects:political stability
political change
Politics and Government
Ethnic and Race Relations
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Abstract:A major problem which confronts Chad, and most other African states is the development of acceptable and legitimate rules, which would regulate the conduct of political behaviour. The notion of stability in African politics seems to have been clouded by confused policies, conflicting interpretations and, apparently, the belief that it can be secured through coercion. Major purpose of this article is to present a brief analysis of some of the problems that confront Chad, and to show that in the long run, political stability cannot be secured by coercion in Chad and to be sure, in other African countries as well. Sections: Independence and political competition - Sources of tension and economic problems - Political control and political stability - Hero worship, leadership, and political stability - Rebellious movements and political change - French military intervention in Chad - Conclusion. Ref.