Handling and Manhandling Civilians in Civil War

  title={Handling and Manhandling Civilians in Civil War},
  author={Jeremy M. Weinstein},
The toll of civil conflict is largely borne by civilian populations, as warring factions target noncombatants through campaigns of violence. But significant variation exists in the extent to which warring groups abuse the civilian population: across conflicts, across groups, and within countries geographically and over time. Using a new dataset on fighting groups in Sierra Leone, this article analyzes the determinants of the tactics, strategies, and behaviors that warring factions employ in… CONTINUE READING


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