An Introduction to Civil Wars

An Introduction to Civil Wars

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An Introduction to Civil Wars takes an empirical and thematic approach to the study of civil wars. Since World War II, by far most of the wars that have been fought are civil wars—wars between groups within states, like Darfur, Somalia, Congo, Kosovo, and Chechnya—and not wars between sovereign states. The book is organized thematically to address major topics and findings on civil wars, including causes, duration, recurrence, termination, intervention, post-conflict problems, civilian victimization/terrorism, and resource-related issues. Cases at the end of chapters spotlight specific civil wars.

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