What Do We Know about Civil Wars? (häftad)
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Rowman & Littlefield
Mitchell, Sara McLaughlin
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What Do We Know about Civil Wars? (häftad)

What Do We Know about Civil Wars?

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Since World War II, civil wars have replaced interstate wars as the most frequent and deadly form of armed conflict globally. How do we account for when and where civil wars are likely to occur, when and how they are likely to end, and whether or not they will recur? In this timely book, leading scholars guide us through what the latest research tells us about the onset, duration, outcomes, and recurrence of civil wars, as well as the ongoing consequences of conflicts in war-torn countries such as Syria, Sudan, and Rwanda. In mapping out the current state of our knowledge about civil conflicts, the authors also identify what we do not know about civil wars. The book describes new directions in civil-war research, including transitional justice institutions in post-conflict environments, the "resource curse," the role of women, and the relationship between the environment and civil conflict. The authors also highlight new trends in civil-war data collection that have enabled scholars to examine the geographic and temporal patterns of armed conflict. This authoritative text offers both an accessible and current overview of current knowledge and an agenda for future research. With contributions by Halvard Buhaug, David E. Cunningham, Kathleen Gallagher Cunningham, Jacqueline H. R. DeMeritt, Karl DeRouen Jr., Paul F. Diehl, Andrew Enterline, Erika Forsberg, Scott Gates, Kristian Skrede Gleditsch, Nils Petter Gleditsch, Caroline A. Hartzell, Cullen Hendrix, Jacob Kathman, Christopher Linebarger, T. David Mason, Erik Melander, Sara McLaughlin Mitchell, Alyssa K. Prorok, Idean Salehyan, Lee J. M. Seymour, Megan Shannon, Benjamin Smith, David Sobek, Clayton L. Thyne, Henrik Urdal, Joseph K. Young
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For those who wonder whether all the effort that goes into political science really yields much benefit, Mason and Mitchell provide some reassurance by bringing together leading experts on civil wars for a substantial stock-taking exercise. Because wars within states are so much more common than wars between states, there is a rich amount of material available on their origins, incidence, duration, and effects. One can always doubt whether scholars can actually generate meaningful theories by comparing disparate cases, but this book shows how a combination of methodologies allows analysts to identify and explore a number of important issues, including the role of ethnicity, the importance of state capacity (or lack thereof), and the problems of bringing civil wars to definitive conclusions. * Foreign Affairs * This outstanding collection of essays enlightens the reader about the onset, duration, and outcome of civil wars that plague the global community, resulting in massive casualties and destruction. Today, it is Syria; tomorrow it will be somewhere else. Mason and Mitchell have assembled contributions from many of the best scholars in the study of civil wars. Every chapter contains a wealth of up-to-date insights about one of the greatest challenges to global peace. -- Todd Sandler, University of Texas at Dallas Students of conflict processes must, of necessity, cross analytical boundaries between inter-state and intra-state conflict, uncovering their interrelationships, commonalities, and differences. In What Do We Know about Civil Wars? T. David Mason and Sara McLaughlin Mitchell admirably address these tasks by bringing together top-notch scholars doing cutting-edge research on the onset, dynamics, and outcomes of civil wars. This is a must-have book for all who are concerned with conflict in the contemporary global system. -- Harvey Starr, emeritus, University of South Carolina With stimulating essays that address why, how, and where civil wars break out, how long they last, why they end, and whether they recur, this book is a valuable resource for students, instructors, and researchers alike. Suitable for both advanced undergraduate and graduate courses, the volume not only covers existing theory and evidence, but highlights directions where further research is needed. -- Will H. Moore, Arizona State University

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T. David Mason is Regents Professor and Johnie Christian Family Peace Professor, University of North Texas. Sara McLaughlin Mitchell is professor and chair of the Department of Political Science, University of Iowa.


List of Figures List of Tables Acknowledgments EDITORS' INTRODUCTORY CHAPTER T. David Mason, Sara McLaughlin Mitchell, and Alyssa K. Prorok PART I: FACTORS THAT BRING ABOUT CIVIL WAR Chapter 1: Introduction - Patterns of Armed Conflict since 1945 Nils Petter Gleditsch, Erik Melander, and Henrik Urdal Chapter 2: Antecedents of Civil War Onset: Greed, Grievance, and State Repression Joseph K. Young Chapter 3: Identity Issues and Civil War: Ethnic and Religious Divisions Lee J.M. Seymour and Kathleen Gallagher Cunningham Chapter 4: State Capacity, Regime Type, and Civil War Karl DeRouen Jr. and David Sobek Chapter 5: Transnational Dimensions of Civil Wars: Clustering. Contagion, and Connectedness Erika Forsberg PART II: FACTORS THAT END CIVIL WARS AND PROMOTE PEACE Chapter 6: Third Party Intervention and the Duration and Outcomes of Civil Wars Christopher Linebarger and Andrew Enterline Chapter 7: Ripe for Resolution: Third Party Mediation and Negotiating Peace Agreements Jacob D. Kathman and Megan Shannon Chapter 8: Negotiated Peace: Power Sharing in Peace Agreements Caroline A. Hartzell Chapter 9: Breaking the Conflict Trap: The Impact of Peacekeeping on Violence and Democratization in the Post-Conflict Context Paul F. Diehl Chapter 10: The Legacies of Civil War: Health, Education, and Economic Development Clayton L. Thyne PART III: EMERGING TRENDS IN CIVIL WAR RESEARCH Chapter 11: Transitional Justice: Prospects for Post-War Peace and Human Rights Jacqueline H.R. DeMeritt Chapter 12: Gender and Civil Wars Erik Melander Chapter 13: Exploring the Resource-Civil War Nexus Benjamin Smith Chapter 14: Environment and Conflict Cullen Hendrix, Scott Gates, and Halvard Buhaug Chapter 15: Trends in Civil War Data: Geography, Organizations, and Events David E. Cunningham, Kristian Skrede Gleditsch, and Idean Salehyan Author Biographies References Index