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Civil Wars, Insecurity, and Intervention

Civil Wars, Insecurity, and Intervention
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780231116275
ISBN 10: 231116276
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: 1999-11-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
List Price: $33.00

Since the end of the cold war, a series of costly civil wars, many of them ethnic conflicts, have dominated the international security agenda. The international community, often acting through the United Nations or regional organizations like NATO, has felt compelled to intervene with military forces in many of these conflicts. Civil Wars, Insec


Shows how fear and uncertainty can combine to promote and prolong civil wars, and uncovers conditions in which high levels of fear and uncertainty are likely to emerge within a country and how outside intervention may or may not help manage these issues. Early chapters assess the concept of the security dilemma, analyze why civil war adversaries walk away from peace negotiations, and discuss problems of demobilization and democratization. Later chapters offer four case studies on Bosnia, Rwanda, Somalia, and Cambodia. Final chapters examine the need for physical separation of competing ethnic groups, and consider why average citizens continue to support bloody wars. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)