John J. Chin, Joseph G. Wright, and David B. Carter. Historical Dictionary of Modern Coups D'état. Series: Historical Dictionaries of War, Revolution, and Civil Unrest. Series Editor: Jon Woronoff. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield (under contract / forthcoming).
Description: The book is the essential reference work containing historical narratives on each coup attempt and biographical material on all major coup leaders worldwide from 1946 to 2019. It is useful for scholars and students of coups d'état, civil-military relations, political instability, and regime change. The book may be read as a qualitative companion and historical documentation for the Colpus dataset.
John Chin. "Nonviolent Revolution in China: Past and Prospects," Chapter 32 in Routledge Handbook of Chinese Studies, Chris Shei and Weixiao Wei eds. Routledge (2021). Book available for pre-order here.
Online Blog / Opinion Articles
John J. Chin, Joseph G. Wright, and David B. Carter. "Could a Coup D'etat Happen in the United States in 2020?" Political Violence at a Glance. June 2, 2020. See our appendix for historical narratives and our coding of the cases mentioned in that piece.
John J. Chin. "A ‘good coup’ in Africa? Mali’s Latest Military Coup in Perspective." CIRP Journal (online). October 5, 2020.
See the accompanying appendix of historical narratives of Colpus coup events in Mali here.