Foreign-Imposed Regime Change, State Power and Civil War Onset, 1920–2004

  title={Foreign-Imposed Regime Change, State Power and Civil War Onset, 1920–2004},
  author={Goran Peic and D. Reiter},
  journal={British Journal of Political Science},
  pages={453 - 475}
This article proposes that foreign-imposed regime changes (FIRCs) make civil war onset more likely when they damage state infrastructural power, as in the context of interstate war, and when they change the target’s political institutions as well as leadership. Using rare events logit to analyse civil war onset from 1920 to 2004, it is found that interstate war and institutional change are virtually necessary (though not sufficient) conditions for an FIRC to cause a civil war. Many control… Expand
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