This book explores how governance structures - domestic political institutions, international peacekeeping efforts, armed interventions by other states - and natural resources affect the onset, dynamics and the termination of civil wars.
Written by leading researchers in the field of conflict research, it provides new insights into, and offers fresh perspectives on the role of governance structures and resources in civil conflict, suggesting that many of the same set of factors play important roles in the onset and dynamics of civil conflict as well as in the termination of such conflicts and in post-conflict stability. Presenting a variety of theoretical approaches and case studies on India, Sudan, the Basque country and Costa Rica, Governance, Resources and Civil Conflict will be of interest to students and scholars of politics, international relations and conflict studies.
Table of Contents
Part 1 1. Introduction 2. Civil Conflict in the Contemporary World Part 2 3. Insights from Macro Studies of the Risk of Civil War 4. Civil War and Interstate Disputes 5. Robin Hood or Al Capone? Natural Resources and Conflict in India’s Naxalite Insurgency 6. Government Restructuring and Resources in the Face of Ethno-Nationalist Insurgency in the Basque Country (1979-2004) 7. Political Marginalization and Economic Exclusion in the Making of Insurgencies in Sudan 8. Military Intervention, Democratization, and Post-Conflict Political Stability Part 3 9. Enforcing Alone: Collective Action in Ethnic Conflicts Settlement 10. From Bullets to Ballots: Using the People as Arbitrators to Settle Civil Wars 11. Democracy after War: Causes and Consequences of the 1948 Civil War in Costa Rica 12. Do Democracies Deliver the Deals? The Threat of Mediation Withdrawal in Internal Conflicts 13. Rebels, Resolve, and Resolution. Conflict in the Shadow of Settlement Part 4 14. Conclusion
Magnus Öberg is Director of Studies at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, Sweden, and Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of Civil War, International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO), Norway.
Kaare Strøm is Professor of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego, USA, and Research Professor, Centre for the Study of Civil War, International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO), Norway.