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Alliance formation in civil wars / Fotini Christia, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

By: Material type: TextTextDescription: xvi, 343 pages ; 24 cmISBN:
  • 9781107023024 (hardback)
  • 9781107683488 (paperback)
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 303.6/4 23
LOC classification:
  • JC328.5 .C57 2012
Other classification:
  • POL011000
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: 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.
Summary: "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"--
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Item type Current library Collection Call number Copy number Status Date due Barcode
Books Books Zetech Library - Mang'u General Stacks Non-fiction JC328.5 .C57 2012 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) C.1 Available Z009983
Books Books Zetech Library - Mang'u General Stacks Non-fiction JC328.5 .C57 2012 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) C.2 Available Z009984

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Machine generated contents note: 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"--

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