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dc.contributor.author Jackson, Richard
dc.date.accessioned 2009-04-24T09:38:15Z
dc.date.available 2009-04-24T09:38:15Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Jackson , R 2007 , ' Towards an Understanding of Contemporary Intrastate War ' Government and Opposition , vol 42 , no. 1 , pp. 140-156 . , 10.1111/j.1477-7053.2007.00215_1.x en
dc.identifier.issn 1477-7053
dc.identifier.other PURE: 100034
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/1963
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/1963
dc.identifier.uri http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/118538713/HTMLSTART en
dc.description Jackson, Richard, (2007) 'Towards an Understanding of Contemporary Intrastate War', Government and Opposition 42 (1), pp.140-156 en
dc.description.abstract Understanding the causes of contemporary intrastate war is a critical enterprise for a number of reasons. First, intrastate war, in which a variety of state-based and non-state groups engage in organized military conflict primarily within the confines of a single state and employing mainly light weapons and unconventional military strategies, is now the dominant form of military conflict in international politics. Empirical studies demonstrate that since 1945, more than 70 per cent of wars have been intrastate rather than interstate in origin;1 moreover, intrastate wars have comprised more than 90 per cent of all international conflicts since the early 1990s,2 and there are 30 to 40 intrastate wars underway around the world at any given moment. Traditional interstate war between hierarchically organized state militaries fighting for national interests, which for so long has been the central concern of international relations and security studies, is now in fact, increasingly rare. en
dc.format.extent 17 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Government and Opposition en
dc.title Towards an Understanding of Contemporary Intrastate War en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1477-7053.2007.00215_1.x
dc.contributor.institution Aberystwyth University en
dc.contributor.institution Department of International Politics en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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