Dynamics and Logics of Civil War

  title={Dynamics and Logics of Civil War},
  author={L. Cederman and Manuel Vogt},
  journal={Journal of Conflict Resolution},
  pages={1992 - 2016}
This article reviews the literature on civil war. We focus on the most recent period of scholarly activity, beginning in the early 2000s when the publication of prominent quantitative studies triggered a surge in the empirical research of civil war as a well-defined conceptual category. We identify three explanatory logics that have dominated much of this literature and that view civil wars as a consequence of greed, grievances, and opportunities, respectively. We evaluate the arguments and… Expand
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