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Tragic Tradeoffs: Democracy and Security in Chad


Anarchic tendencies in Chad serve as a cautionary example of what the on-going reconfiguration of Africa may entail. Interim institutions of government set up by a Sovereign National Conference, which was convened two years after the downfall of the despotic régime of Hissène Habré in December 1990, have generated deep disappointment. Democratisation has proceeded fitfully. The economy remains stagnant. Strikes in the public sector reflect the ‘social crisis’. Worst of all, the security situation has deteriorated substantially and the state is suffering from a severe lack of authority.

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Samuel Decalo , ‘Regionalism, Political Decay, and Civil Strife in Chad’, in The Journal of Modern African Studies (Cambridge), 18, 1, 031980, pp. 2356,

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