CSRC Working Paper 80

'Civilian Control of the Military in Tanzania and Zambia: explaining persistent exceptionalism'
Working Paper No : 80 (series 2)
Author: Stefan Lindemann
Date : September 2010

This paper considers how a sizeable percentage of African states have been able to avoid military coups since independence, using case studies of Tanzania and Zambia. The author examines how civilian control over the military has been maintained, by considering theories of 'elite bargains' developed by the CSRC, as well as addressing the continued avoidance of military take-over despite the advent of multi-party politics.

The author is a Research Associate with the Crisis States Research Centre and has recently completed his PhD thesis on the relative inclusiveness of elite politics in Zambia and Uganda.