When Pigs Fly: ECOWAS and the Protection of Constitutional Order in Events of Coups d’État

Cover: Roads to Regionalism Genesis, Design, and Effects of Regional Organizations

Cover: Roads to Regionalism Genesis, Design, and Effects of Regional Organizations

Kai Striebinger – 2012

The chapter looks at the decision-making process in ECOWAS and asks under what conditions the regional organization intervenes in order to protect constitutional order in its member states. Finding that neither domestic nor international pressure is constitutive for such an action, he concludes that depending on the type of intervention a high democratic identity or a strong hegemonic interest are sufficient conditions for such an action.

Title
When Pigs Fly: ECOWAS and the Protection of Constitutional Order in Events of Coups d’État
Publisher
Ashgate
Location
Farnham
Keywords
Sub-Saharan Africa, Research Project B2
Date
2012
Identifier
ISBN 978-1409434641
Appeared in
Börzel, Tanja A./Goltermann, Lukas/Lohaus, Mathis/Striebinger, Kai (eds.): Roads to Regionalism: Genesis, Design, and Effects of Regional Organizations, 179-198.
Language
eng
Type
Text