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Alliance Formation in Civil Wars by Fotini Christia

By Fotini Christia

essentially the most brutal and long-lasting civil wars of our time contain the fast formation and disintegration of alliances between warring teams, in addition to fractionalization inside of them. it'd be average to think that warring teams shape alliances in accordance with shared id issues - equivalent to Christian teams allying with Christian teams - yet this isn't what we see. teams that establish themselves as sour foes sooner or later, at the foundation of a few identification narrative, will be allies the next day to come and vice versa. neither is any workforce, although homogeneous, secure from inner fractionalization. quite, having a look heavily on the civil wars in Afghanistan and Bosnia and trying out opposed to the wider universe of fifty-three instances of multiparty civil wars, Fotini Christia unearths that the relative strength distribution among and inside of numerous warring teams is the first motive force at the back of alliance formation, alliance alterations, workforce splits and inner staff takeovers.

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