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Joshua E. Keating / Can a military coup be democratic?

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Posted: Monday, July 8, 2013 12:01 am

Deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi's national security adviser has described what happened there as a "military coup," and by the traditional definition of that term - "when the military or a section of the military, turns its coercive power against the apex of the state, establishes itself there, and the rest of the state takes its orders from the new regime" - this certainly seems to fit the bill.

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