The impact of coups d’état on civil war duration

  title={The impact of coups d’{\'e}tat on civil war duration},
  author={C. Thyne},
  journal={Conflict Management and Peace Science},
  pages={287 - 307}
  • C. Thyne
  • Published 2017
  • Political Science
  • Conflict Management and Peace Science
  • This paper considers how coups d’état influence the duration of civil wars. While previous work on civil war duration has ignored coups, grouped them alongside civil wars or considered them as a special type of conflict, this article recognizes coups as dramatic events that can quickly change the course of a conflict. Coups that take place during a civil war can shock an otherwise intractable bargaining situation, shortening the war’s duration. This shock influences both information and… CONTINUE READING
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