Post-Coup Bargaining in the Shadow of the African Anti-Coup Norm
Workshop with Laurie Nathan, Gary Goertz, and Jeremy Graham
"Post-Coup Bargaining in the Shadow of the African Anti-Coup Norm"
'This paper develops the “norm-bargaining” model to explain the effects of the African anti-coup norm on coup goals and outcomes in the period 2000-2019. It seeks to explain the puzzle that military coups in Africa have persisted despite the adoption and consistent application of the anti-coup norm. The norm-bargaining model argues that the norm has created a bargaining space between coup actors and the multilateral African organizations. The model explains both the persistence of coups and the bargaining outcomes of these coups. We explain the variation in the bargaining outcomes in terms of three factors: uncertainty; the balance of power; and the African organizations’ perspective on each coup'.
For the pre-circulated materials or more information, contact Gary Goertz.
This workshop seeks to integrate and develop collaboration between Kroc and Kellogg scholars focusing on the wide range of peace, conflict, and violence issues. It is intended to be broad in scope including topics such as political and criminal violence, human rights, and transitional justice along with standard issues of civil and international war, peacebuilding, and reconciliation. The format assumes that participants come to the workshop having read the paper. A discussant will start the discussion with 5-10 minutes of comments, then the floor is open. These sessions are open to Notre Dame faculty and graduate students. For the pre-circulated materials or more information, contact Gary Goertz.
Workshop Organizers: Guillermo Trejo, Gary Goertz, Laurie Nathan, Abby Córdova, and Josefina Echavarría Alvarez.