Persistence of civil wars

A notable feature of post-World War II civil wars is their very long average duration. We provide a theory of the persistence of civil wars. The civilian government can successfully defeat rebellious factions only by creating a relatively strong army. In weakly-institutionalized polities this opens...

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Volume: 4418
Main Author: Acemoglu, Daron
Ticchi, Davide
Vindigni, Andrea
Format: Paper
Language: English
Place of publication: Bonn Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) 2009
published in: IZA Discussion Papers Vol. 4418
Data of publication: 2009
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Database: EconStor
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