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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Main Author: Vindigni, Andrea
Acemoglu, Daron
Ticchi, Davide
Format: Paper
Language: English
Place of publication: 01.09.2009
Related: Institute of Public Policy and Public Choice - POLIS
Data of publication: 2009/09
Series: POLIS Working Papers
Online Access: available in Bonn?
Database: RePEc IDEAS
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