Sunday, June 22, 2008
In support of coups!
Paul Collier comes out in support of coups to topple the despotic dictatorships in countries like Burma and Zimbawe, despite all the ill-effects it is likely to have on the nations polity and economy. He contends that a "truly bad government in a developing country is more likely to be replaced by a coup than by an election", and the military dictatorship may even end up improving governance. The military is the only agency powerful enough to over turn the status quo.