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The Fates of African Rebels: Victory, Defeat, and the Politics of Civil War

Christopher Day
The Fates of African Rebels: Victory, Defeat, and the Politics of Civil War
ISBN: 978-1-62637-761-5
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2019/220 pages/LC: 2018047285
"Theoretically sophisticated and empirically rich, this is an impressive contribution to the literature on African conflicts. Day offers innovative and compelling arguments while exploring fundamental questions about the fates of African rebels."—Kevin Dunn, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

DESCRIPTION

What determines the outcome for rebels in contemporary African civil wars? How are "victory" and "defeat" measured?  Is there any connection between a rebel group's organization and its fate? What implications do the answers to these questions have for policymakers concerned with ongoing armed conflicts? Addressing these issues and more, Christopher Day explores the relationship between rebel groups and regime politics in Africa.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Christopher Day is associate professor of political science at the College of Charleston.

CONTENTS

  • Exploring the Fates of African Rebels.
  • A Theory of Rebel Fates.
  • Multiple Fates: Rebel Groups in Uganda.
  • The Fates of Insiders: Rebel Groups in Sudan and Côte d’Ivoire.
  • The Fates of Outsiders: Rebel Groups in Sierra Leone and Central African Republic.
  • Beyond Rebel Fates.