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Author Haer, Roos, author.

Title Armed group structure and violence in civil wars : the organizational dynamics of civilian killing / Roos Haer
Published Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2015
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Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge studies on civil war and intrastate conflict
Routledge studies on civil war and intrastate conflict.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of figures; List of tables; List of abbreviations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I Theory -- the internal organization of armed groups; 1 Principal-agent theory and armed groups; 2 The problem of adverse selection; 3 The problem of moral hazard; Part II The armed groups; 4 Web survey design; 5 Armed group analyses and results; Part III The combatants; 6 Quantitative interviews with combatants; 7 Combatant analyses and results; 8 Conclusion and discussion
Appendix 1: Organizational Commitment Questionnaires (OCQ)Appendix 2: Measurement of hierarchical structure; Appendix 3: Web survey; Appendix 4: Case selection; Appendix 5: Combatant survey; Appendix 6: Consent form interview; Index
Summary This book examines whether differences in the organizational structure of armed groups shape patterns of human rights violations in civil wars. Since the end of World War II, civil wars have been characterized by extremely high numbers of civilian casualties. However, the exact extent of civilian suffering varies across time, conflict, and geographic region. Recently, a new strand of research has emerged, primarily focused on studying the dynamics underlying the variation in civilian abuse by examining the characteristics of the armed groups and how these characteristics influence the armed gro
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 23, 2015)
Subject Civil war -- Case studies
Civilian war casualties -- Case studies
Civilians in war -- Case studies
Human rights -- Case studies.
Violence -- Case studies
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1138829366