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Violence and restraint in civil war : civilian targeting in the shadow of international law

Author: Jessica A Stanton
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
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Media coverage of civil wars often focuses on the most gruesome atrocities and the most extreme conflicts, which might lead one to think that all civil wars involve massive violence against civilians. In truth, many governments and rebel groups exercise restraint in their fighting, largely avoiding violence against civilians in compliance with international law. Governments and rebel groups make strategic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Violence and restraint in civil war :
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica A Stanton
ISBN: 9781107706477 1107706475
OCLC Number: 1023204115
Notes: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 17 Jul 2017).
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 321 pages) : PDF file(s)
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Strategies of violence and restraint; 2. A new data set on violence against civilians in civil war; 3. Quantitative analysis of government and rebel group violence and restraint; 4. Government restraint in Indonesia; 5. Rebel group restraint in Aceh and East Timor; 6. Variation in government violence against civilians: Turkey and Sudan; 7. Variation in rebel group violence against civilians: Turkey, El Salvador, and Azerbaijan; 8. Extreme rebel group violence against civilians: the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda; 9. Conclusion.
Other Titles: Violence & Restraint in Civil War
Responsibility: Jessica A. Stanton, University of Pennsylvania.
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Civil wars have come to dominate the landscape of conflict in the international system. This book engages scholars of conflict and human rights, policy makers at the domestic and international level,  Read more...

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