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Lecture 5 Civil War Violent internal conflict ; a growing post cold war trend o Proxy wars of the cold war era replaced by post cold war processes Reasons for the rise of internal conflicts o Collapse of multi ethnic communist states o Emergence of new states with contested borders o Overabundance of cheap weapons o Weakening of former supwerpower client states o Dicrediting of revolutionary ideologies, replaces by other e.g. ethnic nationalism o Contested democratization o Domestic destabilization Civil war a type of internal conflict – which includes Ptotest Revolution Civil war Definition : Armed combat taking place within the boundaries of a recognized sovereign entity between parties subject to a common authority at the outset of the hostilities (Kalyvas 2006) Civil War: Armed combat takingplace [organized, deliberate violence, unlike a deadly riot] within the boundaries of a recognized sovereign entity [hence, internal, although can become internationalized, or spill across borders]

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