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One for all? state violence and insurgent cohesion

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What effect does state violence have on the cohesiveness and fragmentation of insurgent organizations? This article develops a theory on the consequences of state violence against civilians for insurgent cohesion and fragmentation in civil war. It argues that the state-led collective targeting of an armed group’s alleged civilian constituency increases the probability of insurgent fragmentation, defined as the process through which insurgent organizations split into distinct entities, each wi...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1017/S0020818323000012

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Journal:
International Organization More from this journal
Volume:
77
Issue:
1
Pages:
33 - 64
Publication date:
2023-02-14
Acceptance date:
2022-08-29
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EISSN:
1531-5088
ISSN:
0020-8183
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1281183
Local pid:
pubs:1281183
Deposit date:
2022-10-03

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