Dr. Holger Albrecht, “Military Insubordination in Popular Mass Uprisings.” Journal Article

Military Insubordination in Popular Mass Uprising

Dr. Holger Albrecht (The University of Alabama)

Political Science Quarterly (Vol. 134(2): 303-328)


Holger Albrecht explores the effects of popular mass uprisings on civil-military relations in authoritarian regimes. Drawing on cases from the Arab Spring, he examines different types of military insubordination and the conditions catalyzing military coups, mutinies, officer defections, and mass desertions.