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Who Fights? The Determinants of Participation in Civil War
A range of seemingly rival theories attempt to explain why some individuals take extraordinary risks by choosing to participate in armed conflict. To date, however, competing accounts have typicallyExpand
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Demobilization and Reintegration
Since 1989, international efforts to end protracted conflicts have included sustained investments in the disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) of combatants. Yet while policy analystsExpand
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Resources and the Information Problem in Rebel Recruitment
How does the resource base of a rebel group impact its membership, structure, and behavior? While scholars, analysts, and policy makers increasingly link natural resources to the onset and durationExpand
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Handling and Manhandling Civilians in Civil War
The toll of civil conflict is largely borne by civilian populations, as warring factions target non-combatants through campaigns of violence. But significant variation exists in the extent to whichExpand
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Measuring the Economic Impact of Civil War
Civil wars impose substantial costs on the domestic economy. We empirically measure the economic impact of such internal wars. The paper contributes to the existing literature both theoretically andExpand
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The structure of rebel organizations : implications for post-conflict reconstruction
This Dissemination Note applies organizational dynamics to the study of rebel groups, distinguishing between groups held together by material incentives and groups based on shared identities. TheExpand
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Descriptive Representation and Judicial Outcomes in Multiethnic Societies
The extent to which judicial outcomes depend on judges' identities is a central question in multiethnic societies. Past work on the impact of the racial composition of appellate courts has narrowlyExpand
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Rebuilding Weak States
Stuart E. Eizenstat, head of the international practice at Covington & Burling, was Undersecretary of State and Deputy Secretary of the Treasury during the Clinton administration. John Edward Porter,Expand
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Disentangling the Determinants of Successful Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration
Since 1989, international efforts to end protracted conflicts in Africa, Latin America, and Asia have included sustained investments in the disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) ofExpand
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