The ethnic stacking in Africa dataset: when leaders use ascriptive identity to build military loyalty

Kristen A. Harkness*

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Abstract

Ethnicity has played a core role in the construction of African security institutions, with leaders often relying on coethnics to secure military loyalty. Such practices, termed ethnic stacking, likely have profound consequences for a range of important outcomes, from combat effectiveness to coup propensity to democratization. The Ethnic Stacking in Africa Dataset provides the first comprehensive data on the ethnic stacking practices of all African countries, from independence to 2018 (with 95.7% of leaders and 98.3% of country years recovered). This new data will allow scholars to better understand African militaries and their behavior and capabilities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)609-632
Number of pages24
JournalConflict Management and Peace Science
Volume39
Issue number5
Early online date17 Nov 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2022

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