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Author Christia, Fotini.

Title Alliance formation in civil wars / Fotini Christia, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012

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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 343 pages)
Contents Introduction -- 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 -- Conclusion
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"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Civil war.
Alliances.
Civil war -- Case studies
Alliances -- Case studies
civil wars.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- General.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Violence in Society.
Alliances.
Civil war.
Afghanistan-Konflikt 1979-1989
B├╝rgerkrieg
B├╝ndnis
Gleichgewichtspolitik
Afghanistan
Bosnien
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
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