Civil Wars


Author: June Jordan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684814048
Category: Social Science
Page: 188
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Essays, letters, and speeches consider Black feminism, education, and the nature of poetry, as well as the problems of ghetto school systems, police violence, and radical riots

Civil Wars

A History in Ideas
Author: David Armitage
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300149824
Category: Civil war
Page: 360
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A highly original history of the least understood and most intractable form of organised human aggression, from ancient Rome to our present conflict-ridden world We think we know civil war when we see it. Yet ideas of what it is, and isn't, have a long and contested history. Defining the term is acutely political, for ideas about what makes a war "civil" often depend on whether one is ruler or rebel, victor or vanquished, sufferer or outsider; it can also shape a conflict's outcome, determining whether external powers are involved or stand aside. From the American Revolution to the Iraq war, pivotal decisions have hung on such shifts of perspective. The West's age of civil war may be over, but elsewhere it has exploded - from the Balkans to Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia, Sri Lanka and, most recently, Syria. And the language of civil war has burgeoned as democratic politics has become more violently fought. This book's unique perspective on the roots, dynamics and shaping force of civil war will be essential to our ongoing struggles with this seemingly interminable problem.

The Civil Wars Experienced

Britain and Ireland, 1638-1661
Author: Martyn Bennett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134724535
Category: History
Page: 304
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The Civil Wars Experienced is an exciting new history of the civil wars, which recounts their effects on the 'common people'. This engaging survey throws new light onto a century of violence and political and social upheaval By looking at personal sources such as diaries, petitions, letters and social sources including the press, The Civil War Experienced clearly sets out the true social and cultural effects of the wars on the peoples of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland and how common experiences transcended national and regional boundaries. It ranges widely from the Orkneys to Galway and from Radnorshire to Norfolk. The Civil Wars Experienced explores exactly how far-reaching the changes caused by civil wars actually were for both women and men and carefully assesses individual reactions towards them. For most people fear, familial concerns and material priorities dictated their lives, but for others the civil revolutions provided a positive force for their own spiritual and religious development. By placing the military and political developments of the civil wars in a social context, this book portrays a very different interpretation of a century of regicide and republic.

Civil Wars

Internal Struggles, Global Consequences
Author: Marie Olson Lounsbery,Frederic Pearson,Frederic S. Pearson
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802096722
Category: History
Page: 262
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"Clearly the best single volume treatment of civil war now available. This is an admirable synthesis and analysis of theoretical, historical, statistical, and case study literatures. Useful as a textbook at the undergraduate and graduate level." - Roy Licklider, Rutgers University

Ending Civil Wars

The Implementation of Peace Agreements
Author: Stephen John Stedman
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
ISBN: 9781588260833
Category: History
Page: 729
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"A project of the International Peace Academy and CISAC, The Center for International Security and Cooperation"--Page ii.

Civil Wars in Africa

Roots and Resolution
Author: Taisier M. Ali,Robert O. Matthews
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 9780773518834
Category: History
Page: 322
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A collection of case studies of nine African countries, Civil Wars in Africa provides a comparative perspective on the causes of civil war and the processes by which internal conflict may be resolved or averted. The book focuses on the wars in Ethiopia, Liberia, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, and Uganda as well as the experiences of Tanzania and Zimbabwe, where civil war was averted, to underline conditions under which conflict can most successfully be managed. John Kiyaga-Nsubuga focuses on Yoweri Museveni and his National Resistance Movement regime's attempt to bring peace to Uganda. John Prendergast and Mark Duffield look at Ethiopia's long civil war and the role of liberation politics and external engagement. Bruce Jones studies the ethnic roots of the civil war in Rwanda. Elwood Dunn explores political manipulation and ethnic differences as causes of civil strife in Liberia. John Saul examines the role of Western powers in establishing peace in Mozambique. Hussein Adam describes the collapse of the authoritarian regime in Somalia and the subsequent rise of inter-clan and sub-clan rivalry. Taisier Ali and Robert Matthews argue that the forty-year conflict in Sudan is much more complex than the usual view that it results from the pitting of the Arab, Islamic North against the African, Christian South. Shifting the focus to how internal unrest may be managed, Hevina Dashwood examines government initiatives undertaken to maintain stability in Zimbabwe and Cranford Pratt describes the policies and institutions developed by Nyerere that enabled Tanzania to avoid ethnic, regional, and religious factionalism and intra-elite rivalries. James Busumtwi-Sam explores multilateral third-party intervention, highlighting the changing role of the OAU and the United Nations and their effectiveness in averting war. The concluding chapter draws together findings from the individual case studies and incorporates them into the larger corpus of the literature. Taisier M. Ali, formerly professor of political economy at the University of Khartoum, is presently a visiting scholar in the Department of Political Science, University of Toronto. Robert O. Matthews is professor of political science, University of Toronto.

UN Peacekeeping in Civil Wars


Author: Lise Morjé Howard
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521881382
Category: Law
Page: 402
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An in-depth 2007 analysis of the sources of success and failure in UN peacekeeping missions in civil wars.

The Civil Wars After 1660

Public Remembering in Late Stuart England
Author: Matthew Neufeld
Publisher: Boydell Press
ISBN: 184383815X
Category: History
Page: 284
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Drawing upon the interdisciplinary field of social memory studies, this book opens up new vistas on the historical and political culture of early modern England.

The Civil Wars


Author: Appian
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1442935383
Category: History
Page: N.A
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Appian has beautifully captured the accounts of great conquerors and leaders. Their conquests, invasions and leadership qualities have been discussed in detail. The historical narrative reads like a novel and this adds to the appeal of the book. Enthralling and informative!

The Root Causes of Sudan's Civil Wars

Peace Or Truce
Author: Douglas Hamilton Johnson
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 1847010296
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 236
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Revised with an analysis of the escalation of the Darfur war, implementation of the peace agreement and implications of the Southern referendum.

What Do We Know about Civil Wars?


Author: T. David Mason,Sara McLaughlin Mitchell
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442242264
Category: Political Science
Page: 364
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Since World War II, civil wars have replaced interstate wars as the most frequent and deadly form of armed conflict globally. How do we account for when and where civil wars are likely to occur, when and how they are likely to end, and whether or not they will recur? In this timely book, leading scholars guide us through what the latest research tells us about the onset, duration, outcomes, and recurrence of civil wars, as well as the ongoing consequences of conflicts in war-torn countries such as Syria, Sudan, and Rwanda. In mapping out the current state of our knowledge about civil conflicts, the authors also identify what we do not know about civil wars. The book describes new directions in civil-war research, including transitional justice institutions in post-conflict environments, the “resource curse,” the role of women, and the relationship between the environment and civil conflict. The authors also highlight new trends in civil-war data collection that have enabled scholars to examine the geographic and temporal patterns of armed conflict. This authoritative text offers both an accessible and current overview of current knowledge and an agenda for future research. With contributions by Halvard Buhaug, David E. Cunningham, Kathleen Gallagher Cunningham, Jacqueline H. R. DeMeritt, Karl DeRouen Jr., Paul F. Diehl, Andrew Enterline, Erika Forsberg, Scott Gates, Kristian Skrede Gleditsch, Nils Petter Gleditsch, Caroline A. Hartzell, Cullen Hendrix, Jacob Kathman, Christopher Linebarger, T. David Mason, Erik Melander, Sara McLaughlin Mitchell, Alyssa K. Prorok, Idean Salehyan, Lee J. M. Seymour, Megan Shannon, Benjamin Smith, David Sobek, Clayton L. Thyne, Henrik Urdal, Joseph K. Young

The Civil Wars


Author: Julius Caesar
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Rome
Page: 369
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Select Tracts Relating to the Civil Wars in England, in the Reign of King Charles the First


Author: Francis Maseres
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: 352
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Citizens of Discord

Rome and Its Civil Wars
Author: Brian Breed,Cynthia Damon,Andreola Rossi
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199780228
Category: History
Page: 352
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Civil wars, more than other wars, sear themselves into the memory of societies that suffer them. This is particularly true at Rome, where in a period of 150 years the Romans fought four epochal wars against themselves. The present volume brings together exciting new perspectives on the subject by an international group of distinguished contributors. The basis of the investigation is broad, encompassing literary texts, documentary texts, and material culture, spanning the Greek and Roman worlds. Attention is devoted not only to Rome's four major conflicts from the period between the 80s BC and AD 69, but the frame extends to engage conflicts both previous and much later, as well as post-classical constructions of the theme of civil war at Rome. Divided into four sections, the first ("Beginnings, Endings") addresses the basic questions of when civil war began in Rome and when it ended. "Cycles" is concerned with civil war as a recurrent phenomenon without end. "Aftermath" focuses on attempts to put civil war in the past, or, conversely, to claim the legacy of past civil wars, for better or worse. Finally, the section "Afterlife" provides views of Rome's civil wars from more distant perspectives, from those found in Augustan lyric and elegy to those in much later post-classical literary responses. As a whole, the collection sheds new light on the ways in which the Roman civil wars were perceived, experienced, and represented across a variety of media and historical periods.

Civil Wars of the World

Major Conflicts Since World War II
Author: Karl R. DeRouen,Uk Heo
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781851099191
Category: History
Page: 912
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Alphabetically arranged entries focusing on countries and regions involved in civil wars after 1950 provide regional histories and describe the insurgents, geography and tactics, and causes and outcomes of each conflict.

Civil Wars, Insecurity, and Intervention


Author: Barbara F. Walter,Jack L. Snyder
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231116275
Category: Political Science
Page: 331
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Since the end of the Cold War, a series of costly civil wars, many of them ethnic conflicts, have dominated the international security agenda. This volume offers a detailed examination of four recent interventions by the international community.

Civil Wars

Women and the Crisis of Southern Nationalism
Author: George C. Rable
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252062124
Category: History
Page: 391
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'The Furie of the Ordnance'

Artillery in the English Civil Wars
Author: Stephen Bull
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 1843834030
Category: History
Page: 247
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Shows how new developments in guns and artillery played a decisive role in the English Civil War.

International Law and Civil Wars

Intervention and Consent
Author: Eliav Lieblich
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415507901
Category: History
Page: 286
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This book examines the international law of forcible intervention in civil wars, in particular the role of party-consent in affecting the legality of such intervention. In modern international law, it is a near consensus that no state can use force against another - the main exceptions being self-defence and actions mandated by a UN Security Council resolution. However, one more potential exception exists: forcible intervention undertaken upon the invitation or consent of a government, seeking assistance in confronting armed opposition groups within its territory. Although the latter exception is of increasing importance, the numerous questions it raises have received scant attention in the current body of literature. This volume fills this gap by analyzing the consent-exception in a wide context, and attempting to delineate its limits, including cases in which government consent power is not only negated, but might be transferred to opposition groups. The book also discusses the concept of consensual intervention in contemporary international law, in juxtaposition to traditional legal doctrines. It traces the development of law in this context by drawing from historical examples such as the Spanish Civil War, as well as recent cases such those of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, Libya, and Syria. This book will be of much interest to students of international law, civil wars, the Responsibility to Protect, war and conflict studies, and IR in general.