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Ending Civil War : Rhodesia and Lebanon in Perspective.

Author: Matthew Preston
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris & Co., 2004.
Series: International library of war studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Matthew Preston returns politics to its rightful place at the heart of the study of internal conflict. Rejecting approaches that emphasise economics or ethnicity, this investigation of the wars in Rhodesia and Lebanon sets out the complex political dynamic that eventually brought each to an end. Above all, it demonstrates the robustness of local agendas in civil wars and the difficulties outsiders face in brokering  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Preston, Matthew.
Ending Civil War : Rhodesia and Lebanon in Perspective.
London : I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd., ©2004
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Preston
ISBN: 9780857712394 085771239X
OCLC Number: 710975863
Description: 1 online resource (336 pages).
Contents: List of Abbreviations; Note on Transliteration and Terminology; Acknowledgements; Maps; Introduction; Chapter 1: Peace Negotiations and Structures of Settlement; Chapter 2: The Battlefield; Chapter 3: Military-Civilian Relations; Chapter 4: Intra-Factional Politics; Chapter 5: Intervention and Mediation; Chapter 6: Implementation; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: International library of war studies.

Abstract:

Matthew Preston returns politics to its rightful place at the heart of the study of internal conflict. Rejecting approaches that emphasise economics or ethnicity, this investigation of the wars in Rhodesia and Lebanon sets out the complex political dynamic that eventually brought each to an end. Above all, it demonstrates the robustness of local agendas in civil wars and the difficulties outsiders face in brokering settlements. With intervention in 'failed states' so high up the international agenda, the message is one that scholars and policy-makers can ill afford to ignore.

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