Killing civilians in civil war : the rationale of indiscriminate violence (Book, 2020) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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Killing civilians in civil war : the rationale of indiscriminate violence

Killing civilians in civil war : the rationale of indiscriminate violence

Author: Jürgen Brandsch
Publisher: Boulder, Colorado ; London FirstForumPress 2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Offers surprising findings about the strategic rationale for killing innocent civilians in civil wars"--.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jürgen Brandsch
ISBN: 9781626378636 1626378630
OCLC Number: 1164618714
Notes: "Published in association with the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, University of St. Andrews.".
Description: x, 239 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme ; 24 cm
Contents: Targeting civilians in civil wars --
State use of indiscriminate violence --
Nonstate use of indiscriminate violence --
Conceptual building blocks --
A theory of group-selective violence --
Assessing the effects of indiscriminate violence --
Group-selective violence across history --
Violence against civilians in ethnic wars --
Does group-selective violence work?.
Responsibility: Jürgen Brandsch.

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Conventional wisdom tells us that targeting civilians in civil wars makes little sense as a combat strategy. Yet, the indiscriminate violence continues. Why? To tackle this vexing question, Jurgen  Read more...
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"An important examination of the dilemmas faced by perpetrators, whether governments or insurgents, in their use of indiscriminate violence targeting civilians in their wars." - Joshua Sinai, Read more...

 
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