An Effective Senegalese Military Enclave: The Armée-Nation "Rolls On"

Author: 
Matisek, Jahara
Place: 
Oxon
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Taylor & Francis Group
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African Securtiy
Source: 
African Security, Vol. 12, Issue 1, 2019, pp. 62-86
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Senegal is viewed as one of the most stable countries in Africa. Many have hypothesized that this is a product of Senegalese culture, Sufi Islam, and/or French trusteeship. This article contends that Senegal has avoided civil wars and coup d'état due to a critical juncture in civil-military relations in 1962. This created a new path dependence of Armée-Nation ideology, allowing for the creation of a "military enclave"--a strong army in a weak state. Since then, the Senegalese Armed Forces developed bureaucratic-institutional competence that contributed to state-building and improved military effectiveness, all without being a threat to the state or society.

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CITATION: Matisek, Jahara. An Effective Senegalese Military Enclave: The Armée-Nation "Rolls On" . Oxon : Taylor & Francis Group , . African Security, Vol. 12, Issue 1, 2019, pp. 62-86 - Available at: http://library.africa-union.org/effective-senegalese-military-enclave-armée-nation-rolls

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