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Contestation or Accommodation

  • Marco Boggero
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Abstract

Preference formation in Africa reveals paths of contestation and accommodation to PMSC governance. This chapter argues that the activation of the anti-mercenary norm depends upon the varying effect of foreign enlistment upon political entrepreneurs and elite beliefs, and on contingencies, such as electoral politics. On the other hand, the narrative outlines a case of extraversion—Uganda stands out for a policy of accommodation with the endorsement of Montreux akin to a strategy of extraversion conditioned by state-business relations.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marco Boggero
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  1. 1.School of Advanced International StudiesJohns Hopkins UniversityWashington, DCUSA

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