The Logic Of Violence In Civil War

The Logic of Violence in Civil War
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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Category Political Science
Total Pages 212
ISBN 113945692X
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By analytically decoupling war and violence, this book explores the causes and dynamics of violence in civil war. Against the prevailing view that such violence is an instance of impenetrable madness, the book demonstrates that there is logic to it and that it has much less to do with collective emotions, ideologies, and cultures than currently believed. Kalyvas specifies a novel theory of selective violence: it is jointly produced by political actors seeking information and individual civilians trying to avoid the worst but also grabbing what opportunities their predicament affords them. Violence, he finds, is never a simple reflection of the optimal strategy of its users; its profoundly interactive character defeats simple maximization logics while producing surprising outcomes, such as relative nonviolence in the 'frontlines' of civil war.

The Logic of Violence in Civil War
  • Author : Stathis N. Kalyvas
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2006-05-01

By analytically decoupling war and violence, this book explores the causes and dynamics of violence in civil war. Against the prevailing view that such violence is an instance of impenetrable madness, the book demonstrates that there is logic to it and that it has much less to do with collective

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The Logic of Violence in Civil War
  • Author : Stathis N. Kalyvas
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008

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Why Civil Resistance Works
  • Author : Erica Chenoweth,Maria J. Stephan
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-11-01

For more than a century, from 1900 to 2006, campaigns of nonviolent resistance were more than twice as effective as their violent counterparts in achieving their stated goals. By attracting impressive support from citizens, whose activism takes the form of protests, boycotts, civil disobedience, and other forms of nonviolent noncooperation, these efforts

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Rivalry and Revenge
  • Author : Laia Balcells
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-04-20

This book explores the motives of local political elites and armed groups in carrying out violence against civilians during civil war.

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Reputation and Civil War
  • Author : Barbara F. Walter
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-08-27

Attempts to resolve why self-determination disputes between governments and ethnic minorities so often result in civil war.

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Civil Wars
  • Author : Stathis N. Kalyvas
  • Publisher : Polity
  • Release Date : 2018-04-09

Read online Civil Wars written by Stathis N. Kalyvas, published by Polity which was released on 2018-04-09. Download full Civil Wars Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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The Oxford Handbook of Terrorism
  • Author : Erica Chenoweth,Richard English,Andreas Gofas,Stathis N. Kalyvas
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-03-14

The Oxford Handbook of Terrorism systematically integrates the substantial body of scholarship on terrorism and counterterrorism before and after 9/11. In doing so, it introduces scholars and practitioners to state of the art approaches, methods, and issues in studying and teaching these vital phenomena. This Handbook goes further than most existing

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Ethnic Politics and State Power in Africa
  • Author : Philip Roessler
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-12-15

This book models the trade-off that rulers of weak, ethnically-divided states face between coups and civil war. Drawing evidence from extensive field research in Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo combined with statistical analysis of most African countries, it develops a framework to understand the causes of state

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Order  Conflict  and Violence
  • Author : Stathis N. Kalyvas,Ian Shapiro,Tarek Masoud
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-09-11

There might appear to be little that binds the study of order and the study of violence and conflict. Bloodshed in its multiple forms is often seen as something separate from and unrelated to the domains of 'normal' politics that constitute what we think of as order. But violence is

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Alliance Formation in Civil Wars
  • Author : Fotini Christia
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-11-12

Some of the most brutal and long-lasting civil wars of our time involve the rapid formation and disintegration of alliances among warring groups, as well as fractionalization within them. It would be natural to suppose that warring groups form alliances based on shared identity considerations - such as Christian groups

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Rape during Civil War
  • Author : Dara Kay Cohen
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-07-13

Rape is common during wartime, but even within the context of the same war, some armed groups perpetrate rape on a massive scale while others never do. In Rape during Civil War Dara Kay Cohen examines variation in the severity and perpetrators of rape using an original dataset of reported

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Committing to Peace
  • Author : Barbara F. Walter
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-04-13

Why do some civil wars end in successfully implemented peace settlements while others are fought to the finish? Numerous competing theories address this question. Yet not until now has a study combined the historical sweep, empirical richness, and conceptual rigor necessary to put them thoroughly to the test and draw

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Insurgent Collective Action and Civil War in El Salvador
  • Author : Elisabeth Jean Wood,Professor Elisabeth Jean Wood,Wood Elisabeth Jean
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2003-08-04

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Crucibles of Political Loyalty
  • Author : Jason Wittenberg
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2006-04-03

This book, first published in 2006, investigates one of the oldest paradoxes in political science: why do mass political loyalties persist even amid prolonged social upheaval and disruptive economic development. Drawing on extensive archival research and an original database of election results, this book explores the paradox of political persistence by

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Inside Rebellion
  • Author : Jeremy M. Weinstein
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2006-10-09

Some rebel groups abuse noncombatant populations, while others exhibit restraint. Insurgent leaders in some countries transform local structures of government, while others simply extract resources for their own benefit. In some contexts, groups kill their victims selectively, while in other environments violence appears indiscriminate, even random. This book presents a

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