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Alliance Formation in Civil Wars by Fotini Christia

By Fotini Christia

probably the most brutal and long-lasting civil wars of our time contain the fast formation and disintegration of alliances between warring teams, in addition to fractionalization inside of them. it'd be typical to believe that warring teams shape alliances in line with shared id concerns - akin to Christian teams allying with Christian teams - yet this isn't what we see. teams that establish themselves as sour foes at some point, at the foundation of a few identification narrative, should be allies the next day to come and vice versa. neither is any staff, even if homogeneous, secure from inner fractionalization. really, having a look heavily on the civil wars in Afghanistan and Bosnia and checking out opposed to the wider universe of fifty-three instances of multiparty civil wars, Fotini Christia reveals that the relative energy distribution among and inside a variety of warring teams is the first driver at the back of alliance formation, alliance adjustments, workforce splits and inner staff takeovers.

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