Civil Wars: Internal Struggles, Global Consequences

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University of Toronto Press, 2009 - History - 262 pages

What motivates individuals to take up arms against their government? What types of states have historically been more prone to internal conflicts? In Civil Wars: Internal Struggles, Global Consequences Marie Olson Lounsbery and Frederic Pearson explore these questions and present a comprehensive analysis of the causes, consequences, and management potential regarding civil wars throughout the world.

 

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must read for any student in IR courses in university or just for personal interest. material is presented clearly and with little clutter of opinion or bold assertions

Contents

Chapter
25
Chapter Three
55
Chapter Four
83
Chapter Five
119
Chapter
155
Chapter Seven
197
Appendix
223
INDEX
247
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Marie Olson Lounsberyis Assistant Professor of Political Science at East Carolina University. She is the author of several articles on civil war and conflict resolution and has been involved in several research projects examining the causes and resolution of civil wars and ethnopolitical violence.

Frederic Pearsonis the Director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies and Professor of Political Science at Wayne State University. He is the author ofThe Global Spread of Arms(Westview, 1994),Arms and Warfare(University of South Carolina Press, 1994), andArms and Ethnic Conflict(Rowman and Littlefield, 2001). In addition, he has twice been a Fulbright Scholar and serves as a consultant for the US Commission on National Security.

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