Conflict Dynamics: Civil Wars, Armed Actors, and Their Tactics

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Alethia Cook, Marie Olson Lounsbery, Sara Z. Kutchesfahani

Year 2017
Pages 232
Publisher University of Georgia Press
Language en
ISBN 9780820338330
File Size 3.68 MB
File Format EPUB
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Ebook Description

Conflict Dynamics presents case studies of six nation-states: Sierra Leone, the Republic of Congo, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Indonesia, and Peru. In the book, Alethia H. Cook and Marie Olson Lounsbery examine the evolving nature of violence in intrastate conflicts, as well as the governments and groups involved, by focusing on the context of the relationships involved, the capacities of the conflict’s participants, and the actors’ goals. The authors first present a theoretical framework through which the changeable mix of relative group capacities and the resulting tactical decisions can be examined systematically and as conflicts evolve over time. They then apply that framework to the six case studies to show its usefulness in better understand­ing conflicts individually and in comparison.