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International Interventions and the Human Cost of a Militarized Political Marketplace in Chad

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In this contribution, I build upon Alex de Waal’s notion of the 'politcal marketplace' to explore structural patterns of politics in Chad. I argue that the Chadian political marketplace is characterized by five main patterns: externally-derived rents, the gap between politico-military entrepreneurs and the cheap combatant labor force who participate in “rent-seeking” rebellions, a violent mode of governing associated with a decentralized control over the instruments of coercion, the structural weakness of the civilian opposition trapped between repression and cooptation, as well as the exclusion of women.

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hal-04376598 , version 1 (06-01-2024)

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Marielle Debos. International Interventions and the Human Cost of a Militarized Political Marketplace in Chad. 2014. ⟨hal-04376598⟩
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