Intra-State Conflict, Governments and Security: Dilemmas of Deterrence and Assurance

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-07-07
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This volume seeks to understand the central role of governments in intra-state conflicts, exploring how the government in any society plays two pivotal roles: as a deterrent against those who would use violence; and as a potential danger to the society.

Table of Contents

List of illustrationsp. xi
List of contributorsp. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xviii
Causing security, reducing fear: deterring intra-state violence and assuring government restraintp. 1
Fear, preemption, retaliation: an empirical test of the security dilemmap. 20
Six feet over: internal war, battle deaths and the influence of the living on the deadp. 33
Inequality, indivisibility and insecurityp. 54
Rulers as mass murderers: political institutions and human insecurityp. 72
Resentment, fear, and the structure of the military in multiethnic statesp. 96
Violence as politics: ETA and Basque nationalismp. 120
Africa's power sharing institutions as a response to insecurity: assurance without deterrencep. 138
The "chicken or the egg"? External support and rebellion in ethnopoliticsp. 161
Tackling the anarchy within: the role of deterrence and great power intervention in peace operationsp. 182
Conclusion: dilemmas of insecurity - implications for research and policyp. 205
Referencesp. 222
Indexp. 245
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