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TitleAlliance formation in civil wars
Author Fotini Christia
Imprint New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
Descript xvi, 343 p. : ill. maps ; 24 cm


"This book argues that relative power balances, rather than shared identities, explain why combatant groups in the Afghan civil wars constantly aligned with and double-crossed each other, and develops a theory on alliance formation and group fractionalization in multiparty civil wars"-- Provided by publisher


Literature and research design -- A theory of warring group alliances and fractionalization in multiparty civil wars -- The Afghan Intra-Mujahedin War, 1992-1998 -- The Afghan Communist-Mujahedin War, 1978-1989 -- The theory at the commander level in Afghanistan, 1978-1998 -- The Bosnian Civil War, 1992-1995 -- The Bosnian Civil War, 1941-1945 -- Quantitative testing on the universe of cases of multiparty civil wars

Civil war Alliances Civil war -- Case studies Alliances -- Case studies

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