8 Civil wars and guerrilla warfare in the contemporary world: toward a joint theory of motivations and opportunities

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The use of systematic and organized violence to effect political change is a generalized phenomenon around the world. Singer and Small (1994) put at 137 the number of civil wars that killed at least 1,000 during the period from 1820 to 1990. The death toll from civil wars fought after World War II has been estimated at a minimum of 16.2 million (Fearon and… (More)

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