How Insurgency Begins

@inproceedings{Lewis2020HowIB,
  title={How Insurgency Begins},
  author={Janet I. Lewis},
  year={2020}
}
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Making or un-making states: when does war have formative effects?
  • Johannes Jüde
  • Political Science
    European Journal of International Relations
  • 2021
“War made the state, and the state made war” is Charles Tilly’s famous dictum that has become highly influential both in comparative macrosociology and in International Relations. An extensive
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