MOBILIZING FOR OR AGAINST THE STATE: STATE FORMATION AND CIVIL WAR IN FOUR WEST AFRICAN STATESKurz, Christof.
Abstract: This dissertation proposes a new way of looking at the causal relationship between state capacity and the outbreak of civil war in post-colonial states by addressing key weaknesses in the current literature on the topic. It makes two main arguments. First, it conceptualizes civil war as a contest between the state and insurgents for the mobilizatio... read more
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