Pro-regime militias and civil war duration

Aliyev, H. (2020) Pro-regime militias and civil war duration. Terrorism and Political Violence, 32(3), pp. 630-650. (doi: 10.1080/09546553.2017.1393415)

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Research on civil war duration has tended to focus almost exclusively on governments and rebels as actors accounting for the longevity of armed conflicts. The impact of extra-dyad actors has thus far been absent from the analysis of factors contributing to civil war duration. This study contributes to both research on civil war duration and multi-actor models of intrastate conflicts by extending the analysis beyond the government-rebel dichotomy. With the focus on pro-regime militias, this article investigates whether the deployment of extra-dyad actors increases the duration of civil wars. Survival analysis models conducted on the sample of 250 civil war episodes between 1991 and 2015 reveal that participation of pro-regime militias in intrastate warfare has consistent association with the incidence of longer civil wars.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Aliyev, Dr Huseyn
Authors: Aliyev, H.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Central and East European Studies
Journal Name:Terrorism and Political Violence
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN (Online):1556-1836
Published Online:29 November 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 Taylor and Francis
First Published:First published in Terrorism and Political Violence 32(3): 630-650
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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