The Paradox of Terrorism in Civil War

  title={The Paradox of Terrorism in Civil War},
  author={S. Kalyvas},
  journal={The Journal of Ethics},
  • S. Kalyvas
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Ethics
A great deal of violence in civil wars is informed by the logic of terrorism: violence tends to be used by political actors against civilians in order to shape their political behavior. I focus on indiscriminate violence in the context of civil war: this is a type of violence that selects its victims on the basis of their membership in some group and irrespective of their individual actions. Extensive empirical evidence suggests that indiscriminate violence in civil war is informed by the logic… Expand

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