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Title:A democratic dictator's success: how Chad's President Deby defeated the military opposition in three years (2008-2011)
Author:Hansen, Ketil FredISNI
Periodical:Journal of Contemporary African Studies (ISSN 0258-9001)
Geographic term:Chad
Subjects:heads of State
coups d'état
political repression
international relations
About person:Idriss Déby (1952-2021)ISNI
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02589001.2013.840974
Abstract:This article focuses on how President Deby regained power after a nearly successful coup d'état against him in February 2008. The analysis points towards one major external reason for success and a divided internal strategy. The international community's little interest in Chad and the desire for political stability among the few interested states are the main external reasons for Deby's success. Internally, Deby's use of violence and cooptation explain his success. Deby defeated the Chadian military opposition by combining cooptation of adversaries in Chad's patrimonial marketplace. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]