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The logic of vulnerability and civilian victimization: Shifting front lines in Italy (1943-1945)

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What causes civilian victimization in conventional civil wars and in conventional wars that experience insurgencies? The authors argue that a key driver of civilian victimization is the vulnerability of the incumbent forces, specifically when the conflict’s front line is shifting. Vulnerability is a function of informational and logistical challenges: when the front line is moving, incumbents face increased informational uncertainty and unstable supply chains that augment their vulnerability....

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1017/S004388712000012X

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
World Politics Journal website
Volume:
72
Issue:
4
Pages:
679-718
Publication date:
2020-09-07
Acceptance date:
2020-06-19
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EISSN:
1086-3338
ISSN:
0043-8871
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1114072
Local pid:
pubs:1114072
Deposit date:
2020-06-22

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