11:15:10 Notes

11:15:10 Notes - International Security Notes 11/15/10 Make...

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International Security Notes 11/15/10 Make sure to read Fearon & Laitin 2003 Article (Kocher believes it is one of the most important papers ever written) Theories of Civil War Motivations Grievance (resistance to inequality, authoritarianism, ethnic discrimination) Greed (rents from state capture or on-going civil war) Fear (state violence or general insecurity compels the resort to arms) Opportunity (Emergency) anarchy/state failure State weakness, low state capacity State crisis What do we know? (WWII-present) Civil wars have been more common (recently) in poor countries than in rich ones Civil wars have been more common (recently) in large countries than in small ones Civil wars have been more common (recently) in countries that have previously had civil wars What are we not sure about? regime types transitional democracies are more likely to have civil wars than stable democracies ethnicity fearon and laitin test the theory whether more ethnically diverse states have
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