How and when Do Civil Wars End?: An Analysis of the Impact of External Intervention on Civil War Outcome and Duration

dc.contributor.advisorThayer, Bradley
dc.contributor.authorMehdowi, Maryam
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dc.description.abstractCivil wars end in victory to one side or in negotiated settlements. As for duration, some civil wars end in a short time, some drag on for years. The central determent of civil war outcome and duration is contentious. In this thesis, I argue that external intervention by regional or international powers has the fundamental impact on civil war outcome and duration. I use mixed methods to challenge my argument. Particularly, I utilize statistical model and case studies of Second Sudanese civil war of 1983 and Yemen civil war of 1994 to test my hypotheses. Results show support to my argument. Civil wars which experience external intervention are more likely to reach a negotiated settlement in extended duration, while civil wars which do not experience intervention are more likely to end in a victory to one side in a shorter time.
dc.description.departmentPolitical Science and Geography
dc.format.extent89 pages
dc.subjectBalanced intervention
dc.subjectConflict resolution
dc.subjectExternal intervention
dc.subjectCivil war termination
dc.subjectCivil war
dc.subject.classificationPolitical science
dc.subject.classificationMilitary studies
dc.subject.classificationPeace studies
dc.subject.classificationInternational relations
dc.titleHow and when Do Civil Wars End?: An Analysis of the Impact of External Intervention on Civil War Outcome and Duration
dcterms.accessRightspq_closed Science and Geography of Texas at San Antonio of Arts


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