Alliance formation in civil wars [electronic resource] / Fotini Christia, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Christia, Fotini
- Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (361 pages)
- Part I. Context and Theory: 1. Literature and research design; 2. A theory of warring group alliances and fractionalization in mult-party civil wars; Part II. Afghanistan: 3. The Afghan Intra-Mujahedin War, 1992-1998; 4. The Afghan Communist-Mujahedin War, 1978-1989; 5. The theory at the commander level in Afghanistan, 1978-1998; Part III. Bosnia and Herzegovina: 6. The Bosnian Civil War, 1992-1995; 7. The Bosnian Civil War, 1941-1945; Part IV. Further Extensions: 8. Quantitative testing on the universe of cases of multi-party civil wars.
- "This book argues that relative power balances, rather than shared identities, explain why combatant groups in the Afghan civil wars constantly aligned with and double-crossed each other, and develops a theory on alliance formation and group fractionalization in multiparty civil wars"--
- 9781139845038 (electronic bk.), 1139845039 (electronic bk.), 9781139840293 (electronic bk.), 1139840290 (electronic bk.), 9781139149426 (electronic bk.), 1139149423 (electronic bk.), 1283836068, 9781283836067, 9781139842679, and 1139842676
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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